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: An earth-shattering incident

If you thought it was your last moment on earth, would you tell the one person you’d never admit to loving how you felt? I put my protagonists in an old elevator during an earthquake. They are quite literally tossed into each other’s arms. Their initial instincts to protect each other. The next desire isContinue reading “Extracurricular: An earth-shattering incident”

Extracurricular: School Daze

A school is only as good as its reputation.  The variables that take that broad assumption and flip it on its head are the very people who burnish the school’s prominence: its teachers, students, administrators, and the families who support it.  While writing Extracurricular, I took all of this into account. Within the three booksContinue reading “Extracurricular: School Daze”

Extracurricular Excerpt: The Sting

I started writing Extracurricular eight years ago. As luck would have it, the recent college admissions cheating scandal made it a timely book to be launch this summer. The scandal also gave me the impetus to expand the story into a three-book series. Whereas it was always going to be about about the consequence ofContinue reading “Extracurricular Excerpt: The Sting”

Want to bake a great cake? 8 Things that can go wrong—and how to fix them.

I just found this GREAT article on the Beebs (BBC) that answers these eight common problems with baking a cake. 1: Thick as a brick, and tastes like one too. 2: Flatter than a pancake. 3: Sinks deeper than the Titanic. 4: Cracked open on top. 5: Dry and over-baked. 6: Raw and tastes doughy.Continue reading “Want to bake a great cake? 8 Things that can go wrong—and how to fix them.”

TGIF Excerpt from The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: “Artful Women”

Memorial Day weekend means you’ll have plenty of time to catch up on your reading. So what are you waiting for? Download a FREE copy of THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK.  In this scene, my heroine, Donna Stone, is on the hunt for a large shipment of stolen plutonium. A hot lead sends her to aContinue reading “TGIF Excerpt from The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook: “Artful Women””

Special Memorial Day Excerpt, from The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing

With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner,  I thought you'd enjoy this excerpt from the second book in my Housewife Assassin series, Guide to Gracious Killing. It's a perfectly tasty little morsel because it includes a bit of military derring-do, along with a visit (appropriately timed) by Great Britain's Prince Harry. Enjoy, — JosieContinue reading “Special Memorial Day Excerpt, from The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing”

TGIF Excerpt: Scotty is dying. Time for Martin to cross the bridge into the 21st Century.

My husband, Martin, isn't one of those men who must have the latest/greatest in technology. Nor must he demonstrate his manliness with boy toys that are always the biggest, and therefore presumed the best (phallically speaking). Which brings me to the death of Scotty–an appropriate topic, now that the latest Star Trek Movie ("Into Darkness") isContinue reading “TGIF Excerpt: Scotty is dying. Time for Martin to cross the bridge into the 21st Century.”

Thursday Couple’s Kiss: “Catch and Release”

If she had been expecting his kiss, it would have landed on her lips, as opposed to her eye.  Or maybe not. If she'd been expecting it, she might have pushed him away. Or run in the opposite direction. Or come up with a million excuses as to why she ducked and dodged him. "IContinue reading “Thursday Couple’s Kiss: “Catch and Release””

Excerpt from Book 3 of the HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN Series: First Kiss

As we head into summer, I'm both surprised and proud of the fact that the third book in the Housewife Assassin series, Killer Christmas Tips, is still selling strong. Despite the title, this book less to do with the season it was set in, and more to do with the fact that readers who loveContinue reading “Excerpt from Book 3 of the HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN Series: First Kiss”

Midnight Delight! A brand new excerpt of HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING

This was my birthday month. I'm one year younger, and one year wiser. (Think "Benjamin Button." Um… Yeah right, sure.) As do most wise people, I don't celebrate myself, but those I appreciate.   That's where you come in. This excerpt is for you, folks. As the seconds count down on in thislast day of this beautifulContinue reading “Midnight Delight! A brand new excerpt of HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING”

TGIF Excerpt: What do you do when your car goes into a lake?

I've had three near-death experiences in water. The third one occurred when I was fifteen. I drove my boyfriend's car into a lake. To top it off, I can't really swim. Thank God for the dog paddle. The lake was deep, but small enough that I could make it to the side–with the help ofContinue reading “TGIF Excerpt: What do you do when your car goes into a lake?”

The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide has a Mother-Daughter talk about (Yep, you guessed it) S-E-X!

I love this scene because it says a lot about my heroine, Donna's, relationship with her oldest child, twelve-year-old Mary. And since this book is all about the cause and effect of trust and love, it's a perfect scene to share with you. I hope you enjoy it! — Josie   EXCERPT “When did youContinue reading “The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide has a Mother-Daughter talk about (Yep, you guessed it) S-E-X!”

It’s a’comin’, by golly…

Okay, try hard not to hate me, or to think that I've played the worst ever April Fool's joke on you (Tiffy, that one's for you, lol!) but I have to say upfront that we've had some tech issues with launching The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide. The SECOND the glitch is taken care of,Continue reading “It’s a’comin’, by golly…”

Free, I tellz ya! Free! FREE!

Yep, The Housewife Assassin's Handbook just went free on Amazon, and already it's #18 in the Amazon Kindle eBook Store under "Women Sleuths," and #39 under "Romantic Suspense." You can read an excerpt, here below. Enjoy,  — Josie   THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK Murder. Suspense. Sex. And some handy household tips. Signal Press – Digital eBook Continue reading “Free, I tellz ya! Free! FREE!”

This is how I feel when a reader writes me to tell me how much she loves my books…

I'm always in awe of those readers who take the time out of their busy days to write me a little note, telling me how much they've enjoyed one of my books. Here's and excerpt of one I got just this morning, for the Totlandia series: "Hi!  I can't get enough of your books!  PleaseContinue reading “This is how I feel when a reader writes me to tell me how much she loves my books…”

Hump Day Haiku: “Fashion Week”

Oh my God…I'm here! /  Why is she front row center? / This collection sucks.

It’s not a party unless you show up…

TOTLANDIABook 3: The Onesies/Spring In Bookstores Now! Coliloquy Books 978-1-937804-16-9 / eBook Buy it on Amazon.com Buy it on BN.com   To celebrate the launch of Totlandia: The Onesies, Book 3 (Spring), join me for a fantabulous Twitter party, and a chance to win a free copy of Book 3! Now is the time to askContinue reading “It’s not a party unless you show up…”

Merry Christmas! My gift to you: HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK is FREE, on Amazon Kindle, until midnight tonight.

So go pick up a copy, now, for your new eReader. Yes, you'll be tempted to pick up the many other free eBooks available as well. But where else will you find murder, suspense, sex…AND some handy household tips? Here's your first tip: meat tenderizer gets out blood stains. Here's your second tip: read theContinue reading “Merry Christmas! My gift to you: HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK is FREE, on Amazon Kindle, until midnight tonight.”

To celebrate Totlandia/Book 2’s launch, Book 1 is FREE! Two days only, on Amazon!

If you've read Book 1 of my new series, Totlandia, you know there's a lot of snarky fun and silly shenanigans, and heart-felt drama in this posh moms-and-tots group. In honor of the launch of Totlandia / Book 2 (Winter) , Book 1 (Fall)  is FREE, for two days ony on, Amazon!  Book 2 picks upContinue reading “To celebrate Totlandia/Book 2’s launch, Book 1 is FREE! Two days only, on Amazon!”

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