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: 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”

Welcome to Author Provocateur Podcasts

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my author interviews, novel samples, and creative writing tips.  To celebrate the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Weekend 2018—which takes place on the weekend for Friday through Sunday, April 27—29, 2018—I interviewed some of the 50+ authors who will be attending. THESE INTERVIEWS WILL LAUNCH SOON. Each authorContinue reading “Welcome to Author Provocateur Podcasts”

John Singer Sargent painting: “Zuleika”. The farce — and artifice — of beauty.

Gorgeous, wouldn't you say? It was painted by the 19th Century famous portraitist,  John Singer Sargent. His abstracts were always of friends– usually other artists, such as himself. I wonder if that was because he felt his clients demanded something more meticulous, whereas perhaps these were painted on the fly? His version of toting aContinue reading “John Singer Sargent painting: “Zuleika”. The farce — and artifice — of beauty.”

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””

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”

The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide is now on sale!

                                                            (Soon on Kobo and Apple iTunes Bookstore, too)   Worth the wait? I think so! Hopefully, you will too. Here are the deets: London. Paris. GuantanamoContinue reading “The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide is now on sale!”

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!”

Enter my contest for The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing

Yippee, skippee, the second book in my Housewife Assassin series has launched:  The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing Buy it from  Amazon Donna and Jack are in to all kinds of trouble–the kind of hot mess that can cause an  international incident: A nuclear arms summit, hosted by a politically-connected American billionaire industrialist, provides the perfectContinue reading “Enter my contest for The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing”

Impossibly Tongue Tied gets its village…in Europe, Australia, and Japan, anyhow.

For novelists, all of our books are our children. As a parent of nine of them (and counting!), I can honestly say that I don't play favorites, even if one or more has done better than the others. Until recently, authors shared parenting responsibilities with their publishers. We write the books and in many casesContinue reading “Impossibly Tongue Tied gets its village…in Europe, Australia, and Japan, anyhow.”

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