Extracurricular Excerpt: The Sting

I started writing Extracurricular eight years ago. As luck would have it, the recent college admissions cheating scandal made it a timely book to be launch this summer. The scandal also gave me the impetus to expand the story into a three-book series. Whereas it was always going to be about about the consequence ofContinue reading “Extracurricular Excerpt: The Sting”

Debra Webb’s THE SECRETS WE BURY – Author Provocateur Podcast

  Today’s guest is the prolific suspense novelist Debra Webb, a USA-Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author with over one hundred and fifty books to her name. Debra’s latest novel, THE SECRETS WE BURY, is the first in a new romantic suspense series whose protagonist, Dr. Rowan Dupont—formally Nashville Police Department’s forensic psychologist—also happens toContinue reading “Debra Webb’s THE SECRETS WE BURY – Author Provocateur Podcast”

Free Friday Book Excerpt: The Hitman gets his orders in THE CANDIDATE

Here's a taste of the dirty dealings in my steamy political thriller,  THE CANDIDATE. Enjoy, and TGIF, –Josie   EXCERPT   “Mansfield knows about ‘Flamingo.’” Talbot abhorred making eye contact with anyone, but this time, so that Smith would have no misunderstanding about his anxiety over the issue, he made sure to meet the otherContinue reading “Free Friday Book Excerpt: The Hitman gets his orders in THE CANDIDATE”

Hump Day Haiku: Take a Crack at That

  Love our place, except/The re-do from hell, next door/Can be heard AND seen(!!!)   — Josie   Check out my latest novel, THE CANDIDATE Signal Press – eBook Buy it NOW, on Amazon (US) Amazon (UK) In all online bookstores June 15, 2013! Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a politicalContinue reading “Hump Day Haiku: Take a Crack at That”

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.”

A great scene in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK: Donna and Jack’s first date.

Having your characters grow — and fall in love — is a delicate choreography for an novelist. I enjoyed putting Donna Stone, the heroine of The Housewife Assassin's Handbook, into the arms of Jack Craig, her black ops mission partner. He truly is the spy who loves her.  A lot that happens in this sceneContinue reading “A great scene in THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK: Donna and Jack’s first date.”

You’ve only got until MIDNIGHT PDT to enter my contest for a $100 bookstore giftcard!

So Do. It. NOW. Just read the excerpt of my novel, The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing, here, then answer this question: What is the name of the song Prince Harry is dancing to, and who sings it? All correct answers, must be emailed to be at MailFromJosie@gmail.com to be automatically be entered. I'll be posting theContinue reading “You’ve only got until MIDNIGHT PDT to enter my contest for a $100 bookstore giftcard!”

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”

Have you entered THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK Contest?

The prize is awesome: $50 in Fandango Bucks, so that you can have a few movie date nights on me. Here's what you have to do: 1. Read the excerpt here. 2. Now, answer this question: What is the name of Penelope's son? EMAIL YOUR ANSWER TO: HousewifeAssassinsHandbook@gmail.com along with your name and snail mail address. All correctContinue reading “Have you entered THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK Contest?”

Seattle Parents! Join Us for THE BABY PLANNER Novel Party!

Seattle always has sunshine when I come to town. Seattle readers — and expectant moms, for whom my latest novel will surely resonate — I hope you'll join me at my parents party for THE BABY PLANNER. Lots of raffle prizes, samples, and coupons.  Here are the details: Date: Thurs, June 2, 2011, 11amLocation: PlanetContinue reading “Seattle Parents! Join Us for THE BABY PLANNER Novel Party!”

Thanks, Publishers Weekly, for Loving THE BABY PLANNER

I'm honored to have this fabulous review in the book publishing industry's trade magazine,PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. What a great way to start a Monday! The Baby Planner Josie Brown. S&S/Gallery, $15 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-4391-9712-7     Brown (Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives) takes baby mania to its illogical, hysterical extreme in this bubblyContinue reading “Thanks, Publishers Weekly, for Loving THE BABY PLANNER”

Win a $100 Gift Card to Your Favorite Bookstore!

See that smile? See that stack of books? This woman could be you! All you have to do is read this excerpt of THE BABY PLANNER, and email the following, to BabyPlannerNovel@gmail.com – The correct answer; – Your name, snail mail address so I can send the gift card to you, if you're my lucky winner; and – AContinue reading “Win a $100 Gift Card to Your Favorite Bookstore!”

Art from the Heart: Poolside Gossip by Slim Aarons

Such irony! This could have easily been the setting for SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES, had I had written it 40 years ago. (And of course, I would have been hailed a child prodigy…make that an embryonic one….Oh, hush, those of you who know my real age…!) Ran across this photo in the JuneContinue reading “Art from the Heart: Poolside Gossip by Slim Aarons”

Great contest for SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES ! Hop over to (Not Quite) Susie Homemaker!

Authors always love it when others appreciate their books. No doubt about it I've got a certain fondness for the book bloggstress (Not Quite) Susie Homemaker. She really got to the heart of my novel, SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES, and I so greatly appreciate that — and let her know with a thankContinue reading “Great contest for SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES ! Hop over to (Not Quite) Susie Homemaker!”

Suicidal Moms: No One Who Knew Them Can RIP

 Yet another mom has taken her own life—and that of the person most precious to her: her child. In this case, it was a 51-year-old divorced woman, Judith Elizabeth Williams from Walnut Creek, California. She owned a business that was failing, like so many others in this economy. Her financial situation may have been theContinue reading “Suicidal Moms: No One Who Knew Them Can RIP”

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