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; the 8-novel Totlandia episodic series; the 3-novel Extracurricular episodic series; and the 2-novel True Hollywood Lies series; as well as The Candidate and The Baby Planner.

Her novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, was optioned
by producer Jerry Bruckheimer for television.

 

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

Novel Series

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

 
Stand-Alone Novels
 

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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“When a film director's obsession with
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"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

 

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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

There are over fifty interviews.

Here's a full list of who, and

where you can listen to them.

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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.

 

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you'll certainly appreciate

my sense of humor here too.

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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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