Josie Brown’s parents instilled in her the notion she could do anything, and she took that to heart. However, after losing a fingernail in a swing-set accident at the tender age of three, Josie figured out fast that the life of a daredevil wasn’t her calling. And despite her uncanny ability to shout out the murderer’s name within the first six minutes of any Perry Mason episode, the thought of going to law school was less exciting than capturing bad guys as a fictional device.
All good, since writing has always been Josie’s passion since reading that insightful classic, Go, Dog! Go! A thriller if there ever there was one. She hadn't realized dogs came in so many colors—and could drive so fast!
It taught her three lessons about writing enjoyable novels. First, bring the thrills. Next, a fast car or two doesn’t hurt.
And finally, she does her best to put smart dogs in her books, which include
The Housewife Assassin's Handbook series (17 novels; dogs are Rin Tin Tin and Lassie); Totlandia series (8 novels; the dog is Vsevolod Ivanovich); and
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (Harvey and Lucky).
Although her other novels—The Candidate, The Baby Planner, Hollywood Hunk, and Hollywood Whore—don't include dogs, the antics of the vicious vixens who populate their pages easily bring to mind female dogs in heat.
Proof of Josie’s pithy prose is that thirty-two novels now in print and in the hands of over a million readers. She has been ranked #1 on both Amazon and iBooks on numerous occasions.
To thank them, Josie gives them a free book when they sign up for her eletter. It only goes out when she launches a new book, run a contest, or whenever a novel goes free for a limited time.
Want to reach me? Here's how: MailFromJosie@gmail.com
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THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES
“The book ended with a hook that made me want to get the next one. I’m completely smitten.” —Barbara Vey
“A hilarious, laugh-out-loud read. Donna is a fantastic character – practical, witty, and kick-ass tough. There’s plenty of action – both in and out of the bedroom – and although there are a few grittier scenes, generally this is a light, humourous caper of a crime novel. I can’t wait to read the next in the series. Highly recommended.” —CrimeThrillerGirl.com
“Can I be Donna when I grow up? The story jumps off the page with side-splitting humor, toe-curling sexual tension, and a nail-biting mystery. It’s got everything a great story needs! It left me asking two important questions.” —Elicia Hyder, author, Soul Summoner Series
“Josie Brown writes Totlandia with her usual storytelling flair. The dialogue is smooth and flowing. The characters are easy to side with or become angry with, depending on each situation. The scenery is easy to visualize. And we mustn't forget all the sex (blushworthy, at that) and scandal that is a staple of a true Josie Brown novel. It showed that there are mothers who are human and sometimes screw up even with the best intentions at hand. It's like a soap opera for mommies. Guilty pleasure, anyone?”—Melissa Amster, ChickLitCentral.com
THE BABY PLANNER
“Brown takes baby mania to its illogical, hysterical extreme in this bubbly romp. But what begins as a light foray into Bugaboo country turns into something bigger than a satire of status-obsessed Bay Area yummy mummies as Brown takes a dark look at the fears of parenthood and family, with Katie's heartbreaking longing for a child unveiling a disturbing reality about her marriage and family. Still, the message from the somber realities is one full of hope: love makes a family, commitment keeps it together.”—Publishers Weekly
“The Candidate had twists and turns that I certainly didn't see coming and it kept me reading on the edge of my seat the entire time. If you are looking for a book that is packed full of romance, suspense, and mystery, then I promise you, you won't be disappointed with this book.”—Amazon
SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES
“Already touted as the perfect summer beach read, this character-driven sometimes steamy book can best be described as the offspring of an affair between Desperate Housewives and a Jennifer Weiner novel….A quick look into the sometimes catty world of wealth where priorities get shifted, friendships get broken and marriages, like their mansions, get rearranged. It was light and fluffy with some excellent dialogue.”
“…The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor…”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomaniac…[A] well-paced, entertaining story.”
“A fine piece of literary work.”
—New York Post, Page Six
“Josie Brown does an outstanding job capturing the glitz and glamour of Hollywood living while illuminating the stark loneliness present beneath the façade. Filled with good-natured humor and witty repartee…”
—Romance Reader's Connection
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