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.”

Book 4 of the Housewife Assassin series is FREE Now!

Amazon: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGAmz Apple Books: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGApple Barnes &Noble: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGBN Kobo: https:josiebrown.com/HA4RSGKobo And in case you’re wondering (thanks for asking, Linda!) each book is standalone (a different caper) albeit the lives of the characters move forward in each book, as it would in real life (personal ups and downs). By the way: Book 1 is also free;Continue reading “Book 4 of the Housewife Assassin series is FREE Now!”

As I took a shower, I looked out my window and saw large crows gathering on the rooftop…

…of the apartment building behind me. #HitchcockMoment 

Yep, Jersey Boys, the Movie, is definitely worth seeing.

Click here to listen to "Sherry Baby" Enjoy! — Josie     THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK978-0-9740214-0-9 FREE! ORDER NOW,  from Amazon.com (US)  / Amazon.UK Also in all Amazon countries! BN.com (99 cents) Apple iTunes Bookstore  / Apple iTunes Bookstore (UK) In all iTunes countries! KoboBooks    

“I don’t mind living in a man’s world…”

  "…as long as I can be a woman in it." — Marilyn Monroe   ____________________________     THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOKMurder. Suspense. Sex. And some handy household tips. 978-0-9740214-0-9 FREE! ORDER NOW,  from Amazon.com (US)  / Amazon.UK Also in all Amazon countries! BN.com (99 cents) Apple iTunes Bookstore  / Apple iTunes Bookstore (UK) In all iTunes countries! KoboBooks

Goodwill toward all customers, for sure. WestJet airline does it right.

  I think this is possibly the best public relations campaign I've ever seen an airline come up with. When you get to the end of the video and see the tears of joy and gratitude in the customers' eyes, you'll know what I mean.   Way to go, WestJet! –Josie       Murder.Continue reading “Goodwill toward all customers, for sure. WestJet airline does it right.”

Woman gets her jollies on a San Francisco Cable Car. One hundred lovers and a $50K settlement later…

l love this article, from the archives of the San Francisco Chronicle. Brings to mind one of my favorite Judy Garland classics,  "The Trolley Song," from the musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis:" Love this lyric: "I went to lose a jolly". I'll just bet you did, — Josie "Cable Car Nymph" Excerpted from "San Francisco'sContinue reading “Woman gets her jollies on a San Francisco Cable Car. One hundred lovers and a $50K settlement later…”

Housewife Assassin Donna Stone is back–and here’s what she did for her summer vacation.

IN AMAZON NOW! In Kobo, Nook, and Apple by August 20, 2013 Read an excerpt here.. A nude sunbathing serial killer, a Lord of the Flies 'tween takeover, poison-dart throwing pygmies…… Talk about a fantasy (nightmare?) island! An NSA scientist has disappeared with a deadly plague virus. Donna and Jack must find him, before it is unleashed on FantasyContinue reading “Housewife Assassin Donna Stone is back–and here’s what she did for her summer vacation.”

The Almost Marilyn Monroe, Almost Naked

The renowned burlesque dancer, Dixie Evans, died this weekend. She was known as burlesque's "Marilyn Monroe." Yes, the resemblance was uncanny! See for yourself.  Here's how she built her act. Take it off, take it all off, — Josie August 10, 2013 Dixie Evans, Who Brought ‘Monroe’ to Burlesque Houses, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOXContinue reading “The Almost Marilyn Monroe, Almost Naked”

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”

Bonus Book Excerpt! The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide

“Does champagne make you tipsy?” Sugar CEO Number Two sounds hopeful as he holds a bottle of Tattinger’s over my glass. I reward him with a shy smile. “It’s fun to lose control every now and then, don’t you agree…Robert?” As if. I’m beginning to believe that “control” is this guy’s middle name. It’s anyone’sContinue reading “Bonus Book Excerpt! The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide”

LOL! One of my fave scenes in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING

Enjoy! — Josie   EXCERPT My cell in the Santa Monica hoosegow could do with a little sprucing up, but my roomies, Big Bitch Bitsy and Shitfaced Leona, would get in my face and threaten me with some smackdown should I even consider rearranging their fine collection of Chippendales trading cards, which has been stuckContinue reading “LOL! One of my fave scenes in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S GUIDE TO GRACIOUS KILLING”

Fabulous! The movie trailer for Woody Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine”, starring Cate Blanchett

  I'm a total Woody Allen fan, and even had a Woody sighting myself, when he was filming his latest flick, "Blue Jasmine," here in San Francisco. I think the trailer looks great. I love seeing all the San Francisco/Marin County shots, including a scene on the Muni F Line (the 1947 Philadelphia trolley car);Continue reading “Fabulous! The movie trailer for Woody Allen’s latest, “Blue Jasmine”, starring Cate Blanchett”

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…”

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.”

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