In praise of the third rail

by JoslynChase, August 9, 2017 in Challenges, Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

Many thanks to my readers! I’m so pleased that Nocturne In Ashes is finally out in print and digital form, and that so many of you have read and enjoyed it. During its premier week, it reached #19 in Amazon’s crime thriller category, shocking and surprising me in the best of ways. It’s thanks to […]

Nocturne In Ashes, now available on Amazon!

by JoslynChase in Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

  I’m thrilled to announce the release of Nocturne In Ashes in eBook and print versions. I’ll be looking at making an audio version as well, but that’s a bit down the road. I’m so excited to get my book into the hands of readers and hope they will fall in love with Riley Forte, […]

It’s finally happening!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, thrill

Wow, it’s been a long pull, but we’re now only days away from my book release. I can’t wait for you to read it. The motivating force behind my writing is that I want to provide the kind of thrilling, suspenseful experience for my readers that others have done for me. I really hope you […]

Four weeks to go!

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Publishing, Reading, thrill

This is exciting! I can’t wait for my readers to get my new book and plunge into the world of Riley Forte. I hope you love her, because this is just the first in a series of Riley Forte thrillers. Best-selling writer Dean Wesley Smith has been helping me with the back cover blurb. Here’s […]

It’s time to settle on a title!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

This is superb fun! The manuscript is at the proofreader’s and while it goes through the final edits, I need to decide on the cover details and hire a designer. The most important detail, of course, is the title. For that, I am turning to my wonderful readers and fans. Will you help me narrow […]

What’s so great about short stories?

by JoslynChase in Reading, thrill

I am a big fan of short stories. I love the kick, the thrill, the punch I get from reading a good story, and in today’s very busy world, it’s nice to get that sometimes in a bite-size package, otherwise known as the short story. But, other than their abbreviated length, what makes a short […]

Things are heating up in 2017!

by JoslynChase in General, Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

The beta version is out! As the weather turns warmer, I’m getting really excited about the release of my first novel.  My beta readers are returning a very positive response, and the book is really starting to come together. The next steps I’ll be tackling are finalizing the title, writing the blurbs and soliciting reviews, […]

It takes a village of heroes to change the world.

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, thrill

I recently attended an event based on seeking truth, knowledge and education. The speakers were excellent and the counsel sound, but one of the presenters said something that made me want to shoot out of my seat and put him straight. He told us that his brother was the most educated person he knew because […]

Enough about me…let’s talk about you!

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, thrill, Writing

I’m so glad you’re sharing my adventure. I’m very grateful to my readers and all of you who support me as I learn and grow as a writer. I love the whole creative process–from idea to outline to first draft to polishing to…everything that comes after that. Which is why I’m on this adventure. I […]

It’s all about the payoff, baby!

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Reading, thrill, Writing

 Have you ever been left hanging—with the expectation that something is going to happen—and then it never does? Irritating, isn’t it? My husband has a habit of beginning a sentence, leading me a ways down a conversational path, and then suspending me over a cliff, waiting for him to finish the question or the point […]