I invite you to travel back in crime

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release, Suspense

I’m pleased to announce that the current issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem magazine is an invitation to travel back in crime. It features my story, “The Javelin in Her Hand,” a mystery suspense set during an era of political intrigue in Ancient Egypt. A woman dares call herself Pharaoh while forces around her jockey […]

Readers have a say in the new No Rest trailer!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Suspense, Video Trailers

Do you love the excitement of trailers? I do. I like the glimpse, the sneak peek and warmup a good trailer provides. I like being able to get a sense of what I’m getting into before I open the book or start the movie, and I like creating trailers for my readers. My latest release, […]

Two top books to read while under quarantine

by JoslynChase in Challenges, New Release, Reading, Suspense, Travel

For most of us, life has taken a radical turn in recent months. As a writer, I’m pretty reclusive anyway, but now it’s extreme. I haven’t left the house since February except to walk or jog in the neighborhood and surrounding hills. My husband still goes out to work one day a week, so he […]

Nine thrilling stories from nine masters of suspense!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Suspense

Do you love stories that keep you guessing and wondering, on the edge of your seat with prickling suspense? Do you enjoy the frisson of the unknown, when things are not as they appear on the surface? I do! I love creating such stories, and I love sharing them with my readers. I wanted to […]

The spark that lights the torch

by JoslynChase in Reading, Story Power, Suspense, Travel, Writing

Probably the question authors hear most from inquisitive readers is, “Where do you get your ideas?” And of course the quantity and variety of answers rivals the stars in the sky—the possibilities are endless. I write suspense fiction—mysteries, thrillers, capers, heists, and so on—which almost always involve a crime of some kind. May I suggest […]

Spring has put me in a rhyming mood

by JoslynChase in Reading, Storytelling, Suspense, Writing

It’s Spring, and Spring has truly sprung Don’t believe me? Ask my lungs Their wheeze and gasp is problematic It doesn’t pay to be asthmatic   And yet, my lack of air must not Unseat me from my writing spot I’ve words to craft and tales to tell And so, my friends, I’ll bear it […]

Take a tour of The Tower

by JoslynChase in New Release, Publishing, Suspense

Two years ago, I lived in the quaint and beautiful village of Burglengenfeld in Bavaria. There, the pace of life was slower, the surroundings harkening back to an Old World charm that I found utterly enchanting. During that time, an editor that I sometimes worked with suggested an opening line for a story that set […]

For Love of Mystery

by JoslynChase in Reading, Story Power, Suspense, Thrill, Writing

Do you remember how you felt reading And Then There Were None? Or Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca? Or The Firm, Presumed Innocent, or A is For Alibi? Or any number of other brilliant and satisfying mystery stories out there for our reading pleasure? The magnetic pull of a good mystery is so compelling that as […]

A Trio of events on my writer’s journey

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Free Stuff, Reading, Suspense, Writing

Here’s the short version: I’m in a promo with Lisa Gardner! I’m featured in a guest post Down Under! I have a story up for a Reader’s Choice Award! I’m hoping you’ll check out the promo for a chance to win books and an eReader, that you’ll visit the Australian site to peruse my article […]

4 Unexpected Benefits from reading thrillers

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, Suspense, Thrill

You may think you’re reading just for enjoyment, and reading a good thriller should be a satisfying entertainment experience. But you’re getting a whole lot more out of it than you might think. Reading thrillers can bring you multiple unexpected benefits! When you crack open a thriller, you have a fair idea of what you’re […]