Extracurricular: new, fresh, interesting and original.

With so many #books and so little time, it’s always an honor when a #bookblogger discovers you and appreciates your writing voice. Thanks @reading_mom.me for this kind shoutout for Extracurricular! —Josie Extracurricular / Book 1 Signal Press (Release Date: June 28, 2019) BOOK 1 of an Episodic Series of 3 Books Digital ISBN:978-1-970093-00-1 Trade PaperbackContinue reading “Extracurricular: new, fresh, interesting and original.”

Extracurricular: “She managed to kill it.”

When one writes a new series, one tends to be anxious while waiting for long-time readers to weigh in. Needless to say, this review made my heart soar. Well, Sandy, let me tell you: I always write my books with you—the reader—in mind. If you enjoyed it, if it was the cherry on the cakeContinue reading “Extracurricular: “She managed to kill it.””

Thanks, Julie Valerie, for loving Extracurricular.

It’s always great to get a review for a new release from an author you greatly respect. Thank you, Julie Valerie from the bottom of my 💖, —Josie Extracurricular / Book 1 Signal Press BOOK 1 of an Episodic Series of 3 Books Digital ISBN:978-1-970093-00-1 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-970093-02-5     It’s your child’s senior year. Continue reading “Thanks, Julie Valerie, for loving Extracurricular.”

Extracurricular: Snowplowing and Cheating

Is there such a thing as too much love? Recently, several parents were indicted in a college admissions scandal. They paid, in some cases, over a million dollars to have others fake their children’s SAT and ACT tests, or to make them look even more desirable as athletes or humanistic volunteers: both desirable to schoolsContinue reading “Extracurricular: Snowplowing and Cheating”

A twist of fate.

Throughout the process of plotting Extracurricular, I wanted each scene to be a bittersweet twist of fate. If it were put on a timeline, the first twist occurs in Chapter Two, during an SAT test. Appropriate, wouldn’t you say, since the plot involves a college admissions cheating scandal? If you’re wondering if there is also aContinue reading “A twist of fate.”

New Season, New Contest, and a New Series!

EXTRACURRICULAR – BOOK 1 RELEASE DATE: JUNE 28, 2019. PRE-ORDER NOW!       Happy Almost Summer to You! Now that San Francisco’s monsoon rains have finally let up, Martin and I have been taking long walks every day. It’s great to see flowers in bloom again! The tulip trees were first, then the daffodils, followed byContinue reading “New Season, New Contest, and a New Series!”

Hump Day Haiku: “Kiss Bliss”

The urge to kiss her / Comes in the oddest places/ He always gives in. –– Josie THE CANDIDATE Signal Press – eBook Buy it NOW, on Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) BN.com (US) Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a political campaign adviser discovers that Washington's power broker elite have embroiled hisContinue reading “Hump Day Haiku: “Kiss Bliss””

I want to whet your appetite for THE CANDIDATE. Here’s the opening scene.

THE CANDIDATE Signal Press – eBook Buy it NOW, on Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) BN.com (US)   Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a political campaign adviser discovers that Washington's power broker elite have embroiled his presidential candidate in a plot involving an act of terrorism on US soil… SYNOPSIS Democratic politicalContinue reading “I want to whet your appetite for THE CANDIDATE. Here’s the opening scene.”

Just launched on Amazon! THE CANDIDATE. Read an excerpt here, enter the contest…

THE CANDIDATE Signal Press – eBook In Amazon.com Now!In all online bookstores June 15, 2013  ENTER MY CONTEST FOR A $100 GIFT CARD FROM YOUR FAVORITE BOOKSTORE! Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a political campaign adviser discovers that Washington's power broker elite have embroiled his presidential candidate in a plot involvingContinue reading “Just launched on Amazon! THE CANDIDATE. Read an excerpt here, enter the contest…”

Hump Day Haiku: “Beach Umbrella”

We won't get too wet. We'll walk with an umbrella. Or  I'll carry you. –– Josie To celebrate the launch of The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide, I'm giving away a $100 gift card to the bookstore of your choice! Click here for details…    

Hump Day Haiku: “Verbal Smackdown”

  His words hit, like stones. I pummel him with my tears.  Yes, it's true. Love hurts –– Josie     To celebrate the launch of The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide, I'm giving away a $100 gift card to the bookstore of your choice! Click here for details…      

Mad Housewife Monday: Kelly Reemtsen’s Flower Power

One of my all-time favorite artists is Kelly Reemtsen. She so aptly captures the desperation of the ladies who lunch — especially when they get a bee under their bonnet about something. Take this painting, called “Flower Power.”  The way this wifey in the retro shift holds her hedge clippers implies self-emmolation. And yet, herContinue reading “Mad Housewife Monday: Kelly Reemtsen’s Flower Power”

The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing Contest Winner is…

THE WINNER OF THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING IS: Holly C. You can find a list of the rest of the contestants, here. When I contacted Holly to tell her that she had won, I asked her to tell me something about herself. She is single, lives in Manhattan, and travels all overContinue reading “The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing Contest Winner is…”

You’ve only got until MIDNIGHT PDT to enter my contest for a $100 bookstore giftcard!

So Do. It. NOW. Just read the excerpt of my novel, The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing, here, then answer this question: What is the name of the song Prince Harry is dancing to, and who sings it? All correct answers, must be emailed to be at MailFromJosie@gmail.com to be automatically be entered. I'll be posting theContinue reading “You’ve only got until MIDNIGHT PDT to enter my contest for a $100 bookstore giftcard!”

My NaNoWriMo Tip #28: Your character said WHAT???

It’s NaNoWriMo Month! (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated…) For those of you who have begun writing your first book, every day I’ll repost my fave creative writing tips here, just for you. Here’s Tip #28, for Wednesday, the 28th… The previous day’s post can be accessed on this page, too. The previous day’sContinue reading “My NaNoWriMo Tip #28: Your character said WHAT???”

My NaNoWriMo Tip #26: How to get an agent.

It's NaNoWriMo Month! (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated…) For those of you who have begun writing your first book, every day I'll repost my fave creative writing tips here, just for you. Here's Tip #26, for Monday, the 26th… The previous day's post can be accessed on this page, too. The previous day'sContinue reading “My NaNoWriMo Tip #26: How to get an agent.”

My NaNoWriMo Tip #25: Why, and when,authors need an agent.

  It's NaNoWriMo Month! (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated…) For those of you who have begun writing your first book, every day I'll repost my fave creative writing tips here, just for you. Here's Tip #25, for Sunday, the 25th…   Here's to your success as an author, — Josie Brown    

My NaNoWriMo Tip #21: Why EVERY word counts!

It's NaNoWriMo Month! (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated…) For those of you who have begun writing your first book, every day I'll repost my fave creative writing tips here, just for you. Here's Tip #21, for Wednesday, the 21th… The previous day's post can be accessed on this page, too. The previous day'sContinue reading “My NaNoWriMo Tip #21: Why EVERY word counts!”

My NaNoWriMo Tip #18: Why authors have to pace themselves.

It's NaNoWriMo Month! (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated…) For those of you who have begun writing your first book, every day I'll repost my fave creative writing tips here, just for you. Here's Tip #18, for Saturday, the 18th… The previous day's post can be accessed on this page, too. The previous day'sContinue reading “My NaNoWriMo Tip #18: Why authors have to pace themselves.”

My 17th NaNoWriMo Tip: Why your characters need emotional depth.

It's NaNoWriMo Month! (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated…) For those of you who have begun writing your first book, every day I'll repost my fave creative writing tips here, just for you. Here's Tip #17, for Saturday, the 17th… The previous day's post can be accessed on this page, too. The previous day'sContinue reading “My 17th NaNoWriMo Tip: Why your characters need emotional depth.”

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