Join me at Pitchfest!

Hey, if it happened to F. Scott Fitzgerald, it can happen to you. One of America's most celebrated authors died penniless, his greatest opus, The Great Gatsby, nearly forgotten… Except by Hollywood. Since his death, his book,  has been adapted for the screen an extraordinary five times. It's also been an opera, a ballet, aContinue reading “Join me at Pitchfest!”

Olivia Luccardi has been added to the cast of NBC’s Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives

 This just in, from The Hollywood Reporter! Another new castmember has been added to the NBC drama, based on my novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives. (I know my son will ask me to set him up with her…Hey, I'm just the writer of the original material. He'll have to go to someone withContinue reading “Olivia Luccardi has been added to the cast of NBC’s Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives”

Lauren Allen joins the cast of the NBC TV show based on my novel, SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES

Love it! Another actress has been cast in Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives. I loved Lauren Allen in Awake, so I'm sure she'll be great in the show. Check it out below, from Deadline Hollywood… — Josie Laura Allen Joins NBC’s ‘Husbands And Wives’ Laura Allen has been cast as one of the leads inContinue reading “Lauren Allen joins the cast of the NBC TV show based on my novel, SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES”

REVENGE’s James Tupper is another new cast member in the TV show based on my novel, SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES

This just in, from Hollywood Reporter! Love it! — Josie 'Revenge's' James Tupper Joins NBC's 'Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives' Pilot (Exclusive) 6:28 PM PDT 10/10/2012 by Lesley Goldberg The "Grey's Anatomy" alum will play Richard Deaver, a family man with a secret troubled and dangerous personality. James Tupper is heading to NBC. The Revenge and Grey's Anatomy alumContinue reading “REVENGE’s James Tupper is another new cast member in the TV show based on my novel, SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES”

SECRET LIVES TV Show — Jesse L. Martin Added to the Cast

I'm so glad to hear Jesse L. Martin has been added to the cast of the TV show based on my novel Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, since I love him on SMASH. Check it out in Deadline Hollywood. — Josie    Jesse L. Martin To Star In NBC’s ‘Secret Lives Of Husbands &Continue reading “SECRET LIVES TV Show — Jesse L. Martin Added to the Cast”

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”

Martin Henderson joins the cast of SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES

Once again, Deadline Hollywood has it covered! — Josie Martin Henderson To Star In NBC’s ‘Secret Lives Of Husbands & Wives’ Pilot By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Thursday October 4, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT  Martin Henderson (ABC’s Off The Map) has been cast as one of the leads in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced NBC drama pilot Secret LivesContinue reading “Martin Henderson joins the cast of SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES”

Another super fabulous actress has been cast in SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES!

Yes, I am BESIDE myself! Last week word went out that another super-fantastic actress will be starring in the NBC television show based on my book, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives: Nicole Ari Parker has starred on Broadway as well as films and television. Here's the deelio: Nicole Ari Parker Cast In ‘Secret Lives’Continue reading “Another super fabulous actress has been cast in SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES!”

Fab news! ENTOURAGE’s Perrey Reeves has been cast for SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES on NBC!

Check it out in DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: EXCLUSIVE: In her first major series gig since the end of HBO’s Entourage, Perrey Reeves has been cast as one of the leads in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced NBC’s drama pilot The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives. The project written by Sascha Penn, was inspired by Josie Brown’s 2010Continue reading “Fab news! ENTOURAGE’s Perrey Reeves has been cast for SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES on NBC!”

NaNoWriMo Tip #11: Reach out to other authors. Here’s how.

I got a very sweet email from a reader once, who asked if I could go to an online post where her sister had written a book, read it, and give her encouragement. I have a sister. If I weren’t already published, I could see her wanting to help me in this way. I hadContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #11: Reach out to other authors. Here’s how.”

Time to spread more cheer! Enter my new contest…

This year, I've had some blessings I'd like to share: – THE BABY PLANNER tour was hosted by real baby planners, numerous sponsors, and retail stores all over the country. Thanks to all of you whom I met along the way. You can find a list of them, here… -  SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS ANDContinue reading “Time to spread more cheer! Enter my new contest…”

NaNoWriMo Tip #25: Do you really need a literary agent? Maybe. Here’s when.

 via GIFER   Now that National Novel Writing Monthis almost over and your novel seems so real to you (50,000 words will do that, right?) you must also be thinking about how your book will find readers. Traditionally, you’d be tossed onto a publishing editor’s slush pile and pray to be discovered. With theContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #25: Do you really need a literary agent? Maybe. Here’s when.”

NaNoWriMo Tip #7: Chapter doesn’t work? Fix it in “post.”

Both my husband and I have broadcast backgrounds. One very important lesson we learned in those previous gigs serves us well when we’re editing text articles or, in the case of National Novel Writing Month, novels: Should you feel something isn’t working on your project, you can always fix it later. Broadcast producers can alwaysContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #7: Chapter doesn’t work? Fix it in “post.””

NaNoWriMo Tip #6: When your “backstory” should be the story.

During National Novel Writing Month, many an aspiring novelist will start with a great character. He will know his hero backwards and forward, as if he is his very best friend. He’ll describe how the hero looks, down to the cleft in his chin. He’ll know about his childhood, his teen angst, his tribulations andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #6: When your “backstory” should be the story.”

NaNoWriMo Tip #5: Show, don’t tell.

Because your goal each day of National Novel Writing Month is a word count, it’s very easy to fall into a common trap: writing long passages of narration or exposition. In other words, telling your readers, either via a narrator or the omnipotent third person, what is happening to your characters. Do yourself a favor and FIGHT thisContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #5: Show, don’t tell.”

NaNoWriMo Tip #4: Meet your word count first; edit it later.

One analogy about the tips you often hear regarding National Novel Writing Month is to imagine your your sentences as strands of spaghetti that you toss onto the wall of your manuscript. As with any wall that gets covered with wet noodles and tomato sauce, at some point it either looks like a mess— Or, likeContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #4: Meet your word count first; edit it later.”

NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Don’t give up.

Despite the fact that it is only Day 3 of National Novel Writing Month, I’m willing to bet that, before the clock strikes midnight tonight, one-tenth of everyone who began with high hopes of meeting their writing goals each day will have missed today’s deadline… And by tomorrow evening, they will have completely given upContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #3: Don’t give up.”

NaNoWriMo Tip #2: Outline the plot of your story.

I am forever amazed at authors who tell me that they write their books without first outlining the plot of their stories. Usually the conversation goes something like this: Would Be Author: “Plotting? NOOOOO! I’d never do that! I’d be crushing my muse! My characters take me on their journey, not the other way around….”Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #2: Outline the plot of your story.”

NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Treat writing as if it’s your career.

  My first tip: Treat writing as a career. Why? Because those of us who call ourselves writers don’t see it as a hobby. It is how we spend the bulk of our work day. It is our primary source of income. It is a way of life. As such, the term “avocation” fits itContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #1: Treat writing as if it’s your career.”

When You Wish Upon a Star…

Every now and then, an very lucky author gets sprinkled with a bit of fairy dust. In Josie Brown’s case, the wand that tapped her was Tinker Bell’s — as in Disney’s ABC TV. Her novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, will soon be a dramatic series on the network. Here’s her perspective.

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