Back from the coast and boy, oh boy!!

by JoslynChase, September 27, 2017 in Challenges, Learning, Reading, Travel, Writing

What a marvelous experience. I went to learn a lot about writing mysteries and thrillers—and I did. I went to meet a lot of great writers and benefit from their experience—and I did. I went to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone and grow, as a writer—and did I ever! Learning at the feet of […]

I’m opening a new chapter in my book of learning

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Publishing, Writing

As a result of my chance meeting with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, and Shawn Coyne,  I took a different route on my journey to becoming a published author–one I never thought I’d tread. Seen from my position on low ground, it appeared utterly unachievable by someone like me. “It always seems impossible until […]

A chance meeting that changed my life

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Publishing, Writing

Have you ever noticed how often life-changing events sneak in under our radar… cozying up and sinking in roots while our attention is distracted with details of lesser import? Back in 2012, somewhere behind my conscious endeavors, my writer’s life did a one-eighty and I didn’t even realize it until the last months of 2016. […]

In praise of the third rail

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 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Writing

I’m embracing this sentiment expressed by H.G. Wells, as it seems I’m getting knocked down hard over and over in recent months. When I was in college, I became very ill and went to the doctor. He said I had a bad case of tonsillitis and needed my tonsils removed, but that my wisdom teeth […]