Friday, May 15, 2015

Virtual Tour for Dark Pursuit by Jennifer Chase

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours, for Dark Pursuit by Jennifer Chase.  Please leave a comment or question for Jennifer to let her know you stopped by.  You can check out all of the stops on Jennifer’s tour by clicking on the tour banner above.

Writing a Novel is Like Training a German Shepherd by Jennifer Chase

Five months ago, I rescued a year and half-old German shepherd named Odin and added him to my family. He is an amazing dog, high drive, sweet and intelligent, and he can be trained to do any type of service or search work. To be more specific he is a Czech German shepherd, which means that he is full of energy and demands a strict daily routine for play and advanced training.

Odin is my first shepherd. I have had Labradors and various retrievers in the past, so I am used to all types of training in obedience, agility, and scent work. However, nothing prepared me for Odin! I consider myself an experienced dog handler, but Odin put my skills and experience to the test. There is a basic standard to obedience training, but since no two dogs are exactly alike, he pushed my patience to the limit.

I learned a few things about myself and novel writing over the past few months. With every writing project (novel, short story, article, etc.), you need patience, perseverance, and the skills to obtain your goal. You cannot sit back and cruise when you begin a new project just because you have completed one before; every book is a new challenge with various obstacles. Keeping centered, open to new problems if they occur, and wanting to learn new things is the key to a successful project. Embrace everything!


Patience is an area in life, as well in writing, that I find it difficult to achieve all of the time. With an undertaking of writing a novel, it takes patience. There is absolutely no way around it. It is not just the writing, but the editing, research, and promotion. It can take a toll and patience is the key. The best way I have found to keep in check is to have a game plan and use outlines.


To move forward with the inevitable ups and downs also takes patience, but it is the drive that moves you forward and where you begin to see progress. That is the best part! Celebrate the small victories as well as the big ones and perseverance will carry through the project.


If you do not have the skills, then nothing will move forward. Everything in life is a learning process. If you think that you have learned everything you need to know about writing a novel, you had better take a good hard look at your skills. There is always something new to learn or a skill to hone for every book. It is how writers grow and continue to evolve into the best writer you can be.
Dark Pursuit
By Jennifer Chase
Emily Stone Series, Book 5

Publisher:  JEC Press
Release Date: March 13, 2015
Genre:  Crime Thriller/Light Romance
Length; 343 Pages
ISBN:  978-0991096916
Format: Print/eBook


About the book: 

From the International Award Winning EMILY STONE THRILLER SERIES.

Vigilante detective Emily Stone has covertly hunted down killers and closed more serial cases than most seasoned homicide cops combined. Her exceptional profiling skills and forensic techniques, along with deductive crime scene investigations, have made her a compelling force that cannot be beat. 

She has reached her ultimate breaking point and now must face her toughest opponent yet – her biggest fears.

With preciseness, the Tick-Tock Killer has taken his next child victim and promised to dump the body precisely four days later, mocking police and the community. Stone struggles to balance her inner demons and ghosts from the past, against the wits of a brutal and cunning serial killer in an all-out battle of psychological warfare. 

Can Stone save the next child in time? Dark Pursuit is an action-packed cat and mouse game that will take you to dark places rarely explored.

Other Books in the Emily Stone Series

Emily Stone #3
Emily Stone #1
Emily Stone #2 
Emily Stone #4

About Jennifer Chase

Jennifer Chase is an award-winning author and consulting criminologist.  She has authored six crime fiction novels, including the award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology.  These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting my Dark Pursuit book tour stop today!