Extracurricular: You can buy it today.

I used to hate pink book covers. I felt they sent the wrong message: “This is a book for women only.” Okay, yeah. Extracurricular is for women.  Mothers who have sweated—or are sweating—their kids’ path to college, or what they hope is a better life for their children. And for girls—that is, young adult women—who haveContinue reading “Extracurricular: You can buy it today.”

Extracurricular: Hence, the name of the series

I know what you’re thinking: that I chose Extracurricular as the name of my novel series because it sets up a delicious double entendre, what with it taking place at a private high school and that lust and is front and center with its protagonists, Audrey and Egan. Well, you’re wrong. Colleges are very interestedContinue reading “Extracurricular: Hence, the name of the series”

New Season, New Contest, and a New Series!

EXTRACURRICULAR – BOOK 1 RELEASE DATE: JUNE 28, 2019. PRE-ORDER NOW!       Happy Almost Summer to You! Now that San Francisco’s monsoon rains have finally let up, Martin and I have been taking long walks every day. It’s great to see flowers in bloom again! The tulip trees were first, then the daffodils, followed byContinue reading “New Season, New Contest, and a New Series!”

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”

Money makes any place magical. Proof of this: the dancing bunny of Ross, California.

Got to play yesterday a bit in Marin County, California. One of our favorite walks is in Ross, California, a very posh little village, just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Behind the stately gate is this beautiful home, a dancing bunny cavorts on the beautifully manicured front yard. You see it there, right?Continue reading “Money makes any place magical. Proof of this: the dancing bunny of Ross, California.”

Martin and I found this antique musical Santa snow globe at an old curiosity shoppe.

At the time it was a splurge for us—thirty dollars—but how could we resist? Turns out the shop owner had just polished its brass base that very morning before putting it in the shop window. "I knew it would go quickly," he said, chuckling. The shop is gone now. Still, I'm sure he'd be happyContinue reading “Martin and I found this antique musical Santa snow globe at an old curiosity shoppe.”

This is my pea-brained vision of the Dementors in Harry Potter​.

(Yes, I envision baby dementors as well..) #Halloween #Happiness — Josie

As I took a shower, I looked out my window and saw large crows gathering on the rooftop…

…of the apartment building behind me. #HitchcockMoment 

Hump Day Haiku: “The Bald Guy”

I date a bald guy/ The great news: he's not a creep/ My friends say, "Clone him!" — Josie

This is how I feel when a reader writes me to tell me how much she loves my books…

I'm always in awe of those readers who take the time out of their busy days to write me a little note, telling me how much they've enjoyed one of my books. Here's and excerpt of one I got just this morning, for the Totlandia series: "Hi!  I can't get enough of your books!  PleaseContinue reading “This is how I feel when a reader writes me to tell me how much she loves my books…”

It’s not a party unless you show up…

TOTLANDIABook 3: The Onesies/Spring In Bookstores Now! Coliloquy Books 978-1-937804-16-9 / eBook Buy it on Amazon.com Buy it on BN.com   To celebrate the launch of Totlandia: The Onesies, Book 3 (Spring), join me for a fantabulous Twitter party, and a chance to win a free copy of Book 3! Now is the time to askContinue reading “It’s not a party unless you show up…”

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!”

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