Author Provocateur: Brad Thor Interview

I had the great honor of interviewing thriller master Brad Thor about his latest novel, BACKLASH, his nineteenth novel whose protagonist, former Navy SEAL Scot Harvath, is the iconic Covert Ops bad-ass fixer. This particular book is a perfect storm of loss, grief, spy games, and epic journey home. Not to mention a pack of hungry wolves.Continue reading “Author Provocateur: Brad Thor Interview”

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”

James Rollins – CRUCIBLE

In CRUCIBLE, the Spanish Inquisition is the catalyst for a religious cult’s modern-day witch hunt in the not-too-distant-future. Fair warning: should the events depicted in this novel come to pass and scientists soon develop an artificial intelligence capable of warp-speed learning capacity, fact will be much scarier than fiction.

David Baldacci – Long Road to Mercy

  CLICK PHOTO TO LISTEN… According to internationally bestselling author David Baldacci, when you’ve written as many books as he has—ten series, or a total of thirty books, and counting; and another twelve stand-alone novels—there is one way to keep his writing razor-sharp: “Start from Square One: create a new character, a new series—a newContinue reading “David Baldacci – Long Road to Mercy”

Lee Child – PAST TENSE

The iconic loner anti-hero, Jack Reacher, has made thriller writer Lee Child an internationally renowned author. Child’s debut novel, Killing Floor—the first of 23 Reach books—won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery. The 9th novel, THE ENEMY, won both the Barry and the Nero awards for Best Novel and becameContinue reading “Lee Child – PAST TENSE”


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”

It’s a’comin’, by golly…

Okay, try hard not to hate me, or to think that I've played the worst ever April Fool's joke on you (Tiffy, that one's for you, lol!) but I have to say upfront that we've had some tech issues with launching The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide. The SECOND the glitch is taken care of,Continue reading “It’s a’comin’, by golly…”

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 Continue reading “Free, I tellz ya! Free! FREE!”

You can’t just be beautiful. You have to be smart, too. Great example: Grace Kelly.

  No doubt about it: reading looks fabulous on everybody. — Josie The Housewife Assassin's HandbookOnly 99 cents! Buy it from:      

There is only one man I’d leave my husband for: 007.

Okay, maybe I wouldn't actually leave Martin. I'd come home at mealtimes. I'm just talkin' dessert now, the amuse bouche, when I rhapsodize about James Bond…well really, the James Bond, as epitomized by Daniel Craig. He's the perfect 007 for these times. He's so spot on in the role, that I don't even mind hisContinue reading “There is only one man I’d leave my husband for: 007.”

Great line in The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing

He presses the zipper into my skin as he inches it up, ever so slowly. When he is done, I feel his lips grazing my neck. They linger there as he breathes in the scent of my skin, sweat, and disgust. How I long to smash that champagne bottle over my host’s head, but seriously,Continue reading “Great line in The Housewife Assassin’s Guide to Gracious Killing”

Pretend it’s the last day on Earth. Now, what would you say?

I was speaking to an old friend the other day. She was dreading a very public run-in with some guy she who she had once been attracted to, dated, fell in love with, felt passion for… Then they broke up. The break-up wasn't a "good" one. (The term "good break up" has to be anContinue reading “Pretend it’s the last day on Earth. Now, what would you say?”


Today was one of those cinematically picture perfect San Francisco Spring days. Everyone was in sundresses, shorts and camisoles, and flipflops. The sky was California blue. (Sorry, Carolina folk! We claim it, too!) Our walk took us from Pac Heights, through Fort Mason Park and down beside Gashouse Cove and the Maritime Museum, cutting awayContinue reading “TGIF!”

Time to play “Revenge”…

  Which character best exemplifies your ability to survive in the Hamptons, and why? All comments, emailed to me at prior to midnight PT on Wednesday March  29, 2012, will be entered in my contest for a copy of my book, THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK. Okay, here are your choices…and good luck! — JosieContinue reading “Time to play “Revenge”…”

Murder. Suspense. Sex. Need I say more?

COMING NEXT WEEK!    GUNS AND ROSES   A Murder She Writes Anthology   I'm honored to be part of a group of ten female novelists write about murder and mayhem. If you haven't discovered us already, come on over to, where we blog about our characters, our crazy lives, and the business of writing.Continue reading “Murder. Suspense. Sex. Need I say more?”

And the winner is…

I want to thank all of you who entered THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN'S HANDBOOK's Very Merry Contest, I interrupted what I'm sure was a very healthy (aHEM!) lunch of my author pal, Karin Tabke, do the blind pick for the winning numbers — So feel free to invite her to your  "Why didn't you pick me?"Continue reading “And the winner is…”

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…”

Book Trailer Smash: Chronicle Book’s MIETTE

Dontcha just love it when a book trailer hits it out of the park? Novelist Josie Brown fell in love with this trailer from Chronicle Books, for Miette: Recipes from San Francisco’s Most Charming Pastry Shop, by Meg Ray, who is also the shop’s owner. Here’s why.

Stranger than Fiction: Author William Dietrich is right. Before Hitler came to power, no editor would have believed such evil existed.

Janet Rudolph gives great salon. Last night 'round dusk, much of the San Francisco Bay Area enjoyed sunshine and balmy breezes, but it was a darkening and foggy night as I zigzagged around Berkeley Terrace's Fish Ranch Road toward Janet''s house, where she and her husband, Frank, hold ongoing salons for the murderati: readers andContinue reading “Stranger than Fiction: Author William Dietrich is right. Before Hitler came to power, no editor would have believed such evil existed.”

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