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Josie Brown

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About this author

I'm the author of these novels:

The Housewife Assassin Novel Series, including

The Housewife Assassin's Deadly Dossier (Prequel) [June 2014, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Handbook (Book 1)
[2011, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing (Book 2)
[2012, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Killer Christmas Tips (Book 3)
[2012, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide (Book 4)
[2013, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Vacation to Die For (Book 5)
[2013, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Recipes for Disaster (Book 6)
[2013, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Hollywood Scream Play (Book 7) [2014, Signal Press]

The Housewife Assassin's Killer App (Book 8) [August 2014, Signal Press]

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To celebrate my new book covers, I'm giving away $200 in COLD HARD CASH!

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To enter, you must read these four excerpts for each Totlandia novel, and correctly answer the questions at the end of the excerpt:


Book 1 Excerpt - 1 Point Each!

Book 2 Excerpt - 1 Point Each!

Book 3 Excerpt - 1 Point Each!

Book 4 Excerpt - 1 Point Each

Email your correct entry to: MailFromJosie@gmail.com

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Secret Lives of Husbands an...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2013
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 218 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Totlandia: Book 2
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2013
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April 2012, Josie Brown
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? JB: Happy, healthy, supported by wonderful family and friends. SS: What is your motto or maxim? JB: You create your own destiny. Questions About Books and Writing SS: Who are your favo..." ...More

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A few of the reviews for SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES. I feel honored, believe me. (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: "Even though it's 352 pages and I have a 10-month-old, I finished it in two days. Granted I didn't get any dishes or laundry done. Not since Twilight have I been so engrossed in a book (or so in love with the male lead) and I was unable to put it down! Spoiler alert: at the end, there's a moment where your jaw will literally drop. I actually said OUT LOUD, "Oh hell no." as I realized what was about to happen. I liked it too much to giveaway my copy. I really hope you'll hop on over to Amazon and get your copy. Please do- I need someone to talk about this book with! It's killing me. --(Not Quite) Susie Homemaker "...Brown has drawn anaccurate picture of the malaise that infects certain bits of suburbia from the former exec who runs the neighborhood board with an iron fist to the outrage that erupts when children are hurt.. She has balanced the seeming frivolity of the stay at home mom's day with the frenzied activities and the masterful planning that is involved in running a family. Her main characters are sympathetic and likable. And the subtle (and not so subtle) look at stagnant marriage offers a bit of food for thought.. I gulped this down in less than a day.. It is escapist and light and as satisfying as a cold drink by the pool. And from the way Harry is described, he can be my pool boy whenever he wants!" -- Book'n Around " Josie Brown has managed to create a robust mix of drama and humor to keep the reader entertained from page one straight through to the end.. Looking for drama oozing from every crack and crinkle of a book? This is the book for you. There were moments in this book where I sat forward, anxious to figure out what our hero and heroine would discover or where there relationship would head. There were other moments where my face was stuck in a permanent O position - "Oh no he/she just did not do that!" Ms. Brown has a great ability to tug at our emotions and lead us on a wild ride right alongside her characters. -- AJourneyOfBooks.com For others, go to http://tinyurl.com/37ssc7v
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Josie Brown Josie Brown said: "Another fine addition to the Arkady Renko series. Mr. Smith, keep 'em coming! "

 
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The Housewife Assassin's Relationship Survival Guide by Josie Brown
"Another good book, couldn't put it down. Love her sense of humor."
The Housewife Assassin's Vacation to Die For by Josie Brown
"Loved it. I think she gets better and better with each book. Funny and sometimes too real with what is going on in the world. The best parts are her hints."
The Housewife Assassin's Killer Christmas Tips by Josie Brown
"Best tips ever, fun and enjoyable. If you like her first two books, this one won't let you down. You don't have to read her first 2 books to jump right in to her books. One of my favorites."
The Housewife Assassin's Killer Christmas Tips by Josie Brown
"Great book. Wonderful series. Fun and funny and ingenious plot twists. "
Josie Brown said "yes" to attending Totlandia Cover Contest
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date: August 21, 2014 05:24PM
location: Online, The United States
description: To celebrate the new book covers for my TOTLANDIA series, I'm giving away $200 in COLD HARD CASH!


To enter, you must read these four excerpts for each Totlandia novel, and correctly answer the questions at the end of the excerpt:


Book 1 Excerpt - 1 Point Each!

Book 2 Excerpt - 1 Point Each!

Book 3 Excerpt - 1 Point Each!

Book 4 Excerpt - 1 Point Each

Email your correct entry to: MailFromJosie@gmail.com

All correct entries must be received by Midnight, Sunday, October 12, 2014.

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Wow, I have to tell you, I had fun with this one!

When the one person who can hurt you the most has been sanctioned by the government to do so, what recourse do you have? Go on the run, of course--which is exactly what my housewife assas...more
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“I grew up in libraries, and I hope I've learned never to take them for granted. A thriving library is the heart of its community, providing access to information and educational opportunities, bringing people together, leveling the playing field, and archiving our history.”
Josie Brown

“Make special memories on this day to honor the father of your children by asking the kids to prepare a special meal. (Note: save the rat poison for another time.) ”
Josie Brown, The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

“Pies are so much fun to make—and so simple! All it takes to make a tender, flaky crust is the right amount of vegetable shortening, cut into flour with a sprinkle of cold water, and just a pinch of salt. Cherries have the right sweet-to-tart taste—and are also a good source of poison! Just crush the pits or stems. There you’ll find prussic acid, also known as hydrogen cyanide: easy to sprinkle into both the filling and the crust. How sweet it is!”
Josie Brown, The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

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message 14: by Josie

Josie Brown Thank you, Adrienne! Donna is a blast to write. TOTALLY my alter ego, LOL!

;) -- Josie

Adrienne wrote: "I am liking the mommy assassin stories, gives a new twist on spy stories. I am currently reading the second book in the story. Nice to see a story that can make you laugh and tell a good mystery at..."


Adrienne Testa I am liking the mommy assassin stories, gives a new twist on spy stories. I am currently reading the second book in the story. Nice to see a story that can make you laugh and tell a good mystery at the same time.


message 12: by Josie

Josie Brown Lucinda wrote: "Dear Josie,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I am really looking forward to reading your Christmassy novel & thank you once again for the giveaway.
Kind Regards
Luci..."


Thank you, Lucinda! The feeling is mutual! So glad we found each other, and I hope you enjoy the book! :)
-- Josie


message 11: by Lucinda

Lucinda Dear Josie,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I am really looking forward to reading your Christmassy novel & thank you once again for the giveaway.
Kind Regards
Lucindax


Carrie (ICanHasBooks?) Thank you for adding me. :)


message 9: by Josie

Josie Brown Seriously, U complete me!!!!

No, THANK YOU.

Thoughtful readers (such as yourself) are why I write.

:)


message 8: by Marie

Marie Josie wrote:
U doll U...."


I definitely agree that sometimes we are a Katie. I consider any author that can make me relate, love, hate, then love again to a character is talented enough for me to read all their books. I appreciate all your thoughtful words and how you explain Katie. She is so human truly, even if she is a character, and that is what made me read 70% of the book in one sitting.

:) Thanks again.


message 7: by Josie

Josie Brown Marie wrote: "Thanks for adding me! You definitely write characters that make me want to read either our of anger, love, or just curiosity! I cannot wait to read the rest of your books."

U doll U. Seriously, that means a lot to me. I could tell Katie really touch you (maddeningly so, LOL!) and that is how I wanted it! I didn't want her to be "predictable" in any way. She's a sharp lady -- and like all of us, sometimes does dumb things...

But waking up to our mistakes is life's journey, right?

When I turned in the book, I remember my agent saying "I hope you didn't give her the 'usual predictable' ending.' Well, I didn't...and I know that may have disappointed some readers...

But I wanted it to be real.

We all know a Katie.

Sometimes we ARE Katie.

And that's okay... as long as, eventually, we take our worst experiences and learn from them.

Marie, you can tell I appreciate your insights onto her character.... and your new friendship.

Great readers think alike,

:)

-- J


message 6: by Marie

Marie Thanks for adding me! You definitely write characters that make me want to read either our of anger, love, or just curiosity! I cannot wait to read the rest of your books.


message 5: by Josie

Josie Brown Bradley wrote: "Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson"


Hey, you're welcome! Should be fun following you!

:) Josie


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson


message 3: by Josie

Josie Brown Laurel-Rain wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Josie..."

You're quite welcome! And thanks for loving my book!

: )

J


Laurel-Rain Thanks for adding me, Josie...


LiNCOLN Thanks 4 being my friend! :D -- LP


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