Author Provocateur: Brad Thor Interview

I had the great honor of interviewing thriller master Brad Thor about his latest novel, BACKLASH, his nineteenth novel whose protagonist, former Navy SEAL Scot Harvath, is the iconic Covert Ops bad-ass fixer. This particular book is a perfect storm of loss, grief, spy games, and epic journey home. Not to mention a pack of hungry wolves.Continue reading “Author Provocateur: Brad Thor Interview”

For a red hot read on a sizzling summer night! Free excerpt of my book, “The Candidate.”

Last year about this time, I released THE CANDIDATE, which was a joy to write. I hope you think so, too. So that you can get a taste of it, feel free to  download an excerpt here.   Happy summer, — Josie BUY IT IN: Amazon (US)  (For a signed digital copy via Amazon, order here) AmazonContinue reading “For a red hot read on a sizzling summer night! Free excerpt of my book, “The Candidate.””

Move over, Marty McFly. The Flux Capacitor is here and now. #TrashIntoGas

This article, from the New York Times, shows that as of today, we can be self-producing of clean fuels just by converting our garbage. This should be the most important US works project of the new millenneum.  ALL states should be doing this, don't you think? Maybe a writing campaign is in order. We're BackContinue reading “Move over, Marty McFly. The Flux Capacitor is here and now. #TrashIntoGas”

Gotta love this headline in The New Yorker: “The Pay Is Too Damn Low.” Duh, yeah.

I don't feel the need to elaborate on this New Yorker article. America, isn't it time you vote you pocketbooks, instead of letting the lobbyists decide your fates? –Josie THE FINANCIAL PAGE / The New Yorker THE PAY IS TOO DAMN LOW BY JAMES SUROWIECKIAUGUST 12, 2013 A few weeks ago, Washington, D.C., passed a living-wageContinue reading “Gotta love this headline in The New Yorker: “The Pay Is Too Damn Low.” Duh, yeah.”

New York Times gives us another reason to be disgusted with the high cost of US healthcare

Having just been biled $260 for a six-minute earwax removal procedure (oh yeah, minus a whoopdeedoo $180 "credit for being a Blue Shield member), I can tell you I'm truly fed up with the egregious cost of American healthcare. How about you?  This New York Times article certainly puts things in perspective — Josie ForContinue reading “New York Times gives us another reason to be disgusted with the high cost of US healthcare”

Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager quit. Reminds me of this scene in THE CANDIDATE.

THE CANDIDATE Signal Press – eBook Buy it NOW, on Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) I love this scene in THE CANDIDATE because it's a perfect example of yet another politician has been caught behaving badly, and instead of blaming himself, he lashes out at those who do their best to protect him — in this case, the book'sContinue reading “Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager quit. Reminds me of this scene in THE CANDIDATE.”

Excerpt from THE CANDIDATE: Pilot Error, or Sabotage?

I thought I'd treat you to another excerpt from the candidate.  I had a blast researching this scene, in which a saboteur must make an experienced pilot's plane go down — and make it look like pilot error. Hope you enjoy it! — Josie Buy it on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk   EXCERPT Smith’s man, Charlie, hadContinue reading “Excerpt from THE CANDIDATE: Pilot Error, or Sabotage?”

Free, for just ONE MORE DAY (Saturday, July 6, 2013): THE CANDIDATE

  Yes, you want to get it.  Or as Amazon readers put it: "I got mad at myself because I had to put this book down to sleep at night. I wanted to finish it all – without taking a break!" — Chick Lit Plus "The story and the characters pulled me in. Great summerContinue reading “Free, for just ONE MORE DAY (Saturday, July 6, 2013): THE CANDIDATE”

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…”

We have a homeless guy in our apartment building’s boiler room.

Turns out the guy has picked the lock, and made it his home: bedroll, pictures, personal items. This breaks my heart. I can only imagine what it's like to have to sleep on a cold concrete floor every night, let alone  park bench or a sidewalk. At the same time, should something happen in thatContinue reading “We have a homeless guy in our apartment building’s boiler room.”

Martin Predicts….

Is Hillary Clinton the Dem’s best bet in 2012? My husband thinks “yes.” He’s been around long enough to claim EVERY presidential win since 1968…so his vote has my vote…

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