About Josie

Over two million copies of Josie Brown’s novels are in readers’ hands. 

Josie is the author of the 20-novel Housewife Assassin’s Handbook series (Signal Press); the 8-novel Totlandia episodic series (Signal Press); the 3-novel Extracurricular episodic series (Signal Press); and the 2-novel True Hollywood Lies series (HarperCollins); as well as The Candidate and The Baby Planner (Simon & Schuster).

Her novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (Simon & Schuster), was optioned by producer Jerry Bruckheimer for television.

 

Twenty  Novels
 

Every desperate housewife would love an alias. Donna Stone has one, and it's government-sanctioned.

But terrorism makes strange bedfellows. Jack Craig, the wild card Acme operative paired with Donna brings, new meaning to that old adage “Honey, I'm home…”

8 Episodic Novels


Friendship. Lies. Seduction. Betrayal. Welcome to Totlandia.

 

For San Francisco's ultra-competitive elite, ten open spots in its most exclusive children's playgroup is the ultimate parenting prize. But not everyone is PHM&TC material. The club's founder, Bettina Connaught Cross, adheres to strict membership rules. But four candidates have a secret that would knock them out of the running.  Can these hopeful moms keep up appearances long enough to outlast the competition? Or will their chances–and their private lives–go up in flames? 

Totlandia” novellas serve as the perfect quick read for busy moms or anyone looking to escape with some gossipy fun.” —Examiner

 
Novel Series

3 Episodic Novels

A dark family secret leads to a college admissions cheating scandal at a private school, setting off a crisis of conscience for the parents, teachers, administrator and the students involved—and a catharsis for one couple about their marriage.

"Delicious, hilarious, and addictive."
—Samantha M. Bailey, Woman on the Edge

"Sharp, smart, and sexy, Brown's timely new series about the cut-throat world of college admissions is a must-read." 
—Meredith Schorr, The Boyfriend Swap

"A++ for Extracurricular!”
—Julie Valerie, author of Holly Banks Full of Angst 

"Josie Brown brings it."
—Eileen Goudge, author, The Diary

 
 

THE CANDIDATE
Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a political campaign adviser discovers that Washington's power broker elite have embroiled his presidential candidate in a plot involving an act of terrorism on US soil.

SECRET LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES
A divorce that rocks a planned community reveals secrets and lies in other marriages as well.

THE BABY PLANNER
While secretly longing for a child of her own, San Francisco's most prestigious baby planner throws herself into helping her clueless clients on how to prepare for their pregnancies.

HOLLYWOOD HUNK
There's only one thing worse than playing personal assistant to a handsome, egotistical, oversexed actor: falling in love with him.

 

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By doing so, you'll get my book, Hollywood Whore.

“When a film director's obsession with a 

phone sex operator threatens his latest production—
not to mention his marriage—

His talent agent thinks he knows how to
handle the situation: buy off
"the voice that launches a thousand erections.

Instead, he falls in love with her.

But how will he feels when he discovers

that she's the wife of his new hot actor client?
 

"Josie Brown does an outstanding job capturing 
the glitz and glamour of Hollywood while illuminating
the stark loneliness present beneath the façade.
Filled with good-natured humor
and witty repartée.”
—Romance Reader's Connection

 

FUN STUFF

A great place to find out what I'm thinking on any given day.
It may be about a current event, a new contest, a new recipe,
a great new experience,

or a wonderful locale I've run across and want to share with you.

 

If you love my books,

you'll certainly appreciate my sense of humor here too.

BUY AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS

You can order personally autographed print books. Besides being autographed, the store's pricing is discounted from where you'd find them elsewhere.

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In my podcast,

I interview other authors on their process.

The most recent include:

Daniel Pyne - WATER MEMORY
Jason Pinter - A STRANGER AT THE DOOR
Lee Goldberg - BONE CANYON
Jule Valerie - THE PECULIAR FATE OF HOLLY BANKS

A FULL LIST, AND WHERE YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM

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INTERVIEWS BY ME


I've had the pleasure of interviewing a few actors and directors. I've also had the joy of discussing novels with the authors that wrote them. You'll find all of these profiles here.

ARTICLES ABOUT ME


I'm always grateful when other journalists want to ask me questions about my work. You'll find out what I think about my stories and characters here.

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OUT NOW:

THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN SERIES
Book 1: Handbook

Coming 2021:

Book 2: Guide to Gracious Killing

Book 3: Killer Christmas Tips​

AND​

THE TOTLANDIA SERIES
Book 1: Fall, the Onesies

Book 2: Winter, the Onesies

Book 3: Spring, the Onesies

Book 4: Summer, the Onesie

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