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, her […]

Couples Kissing Tuesday: Wet Kiss

So, what exactly was his reaction when he felt her in the shower behind him? He didn't turn around. Instead he murmured, "I'll scrub your back, if you scrub mine." Done deal. But first a little, a little foreplay. There is no bigger turn-on than your lover's gentle fingers shampooing your scalp. Nothing is sexier […]

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  […]

What drives authors crazy? Amazon rankings. Here’s why.

We should both be hitting the beach with a good book, just reading…taking it easy… In other words LIVING — instead of locked up inside, making a living. To get my mind out of the fantasy of sand and surf, I've been spending my breaks between writing by   gauging my ranking for TRUE HOLLYWOOD […]

Books: must live with them, can’t live without them.

Am I the only one who thinks books are eye candy?
Forget those twinkling glass chips in the fireplace, or all those tall vases overflowing with roses. It’s novelist Josie Brown’s opinion that nothing warms up a home more than a library of books…But try telling that to a realtor. Here’s her take on moving with 28 boxes of books.

How the Publishing World Has Changed…or Not

While Googling myself (Hey, 'fess up! You do it, too!) I came up with this article, in, dated April 3, 2009. In it, I was asked: "How do you see the world changing from a writer’s point of view?"  My answer is below. Do I still feel it hits the mark? Hell yeah. In […]

Great article in Fortune: “The Future of Reading”

It would be wonderful if advertisers could have the kind of quantifiable information and analysis that the digital age promised. Frankly I think that’s the icing on the cake. What they’re discounting is that which may not be quantifiable, but qualifiable. Here’s why.