Exciting news for my dear friend!

June 25, 2007 | Karin's Blog | 7 comments

Great news for my writer pal, Josie Brown (IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE-TIED, TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES):

THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK–one of her book proposals which got great editor response but so far hasn’t received a publishing contract–now has second chance at getting one. It is one of the select few chosen to participate in PROJECT PUBLISH, an online contest put on by Simon & Schuster in conjunction with MediaPredict.com.

But in order to win the contest, viewers like you and I buy fake stock in the book they think should be published. Like me, I’m sure you’ll agree that THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK should be the lucky winner.

Josie has created a funny heroine in Donna Stone, a soccer mom who also happens to be an assassin. Like all of us, she juggles several lives at once, which means she’s only half-adept at any of them.

Let’s bring Donna to life! Here’s how:

1. Register on MediaPredict.com, a free fantasy media stock market game. T

2. Then go to the webpage for THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK. You’ll find it at this link (T: I’LL HAVE THIS FOR YOU TOMORROW) and download the pdf with the first chapter. (Trust me, I’ve read this book and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! you will LOVE it too).

3. Then, purchase the book’s stock with ALL your $5,000 in fake money. Simple, right?

Josie also has an ongoing website for Donna: www.housewifeassassinshandbook.com, where she’s keeping a daily diary, and household tips, recipes, and Assassin tricks of the trade. Those that of you who read the chapter can also enter Josie’s online weekly raffle for one of her previously published books, by answering a simple question.

Then. if she’s chosen as one of the five final books on September 17th, she’s putting everyone’s name she’s received into a hat, and raffle off an iPod shuffle.

This is a great way to resurrect a book that might otherwise not have been published. Thanks for your help!

As I said, I LOVE this book. So help a girl out and check out MediaPredict.com

Thanks, everyone,



  1. Amanda

    Karin, wonderful news for Josie. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Virna

    That’s so awesome! Josie must be so happy. I’ll definitely check it out.

  3. Josie Brown, author, IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE-TIED

    Thanks, Guys! I am excited. What a grand experiment in something that my help the publishing industry have faith in our orphans? MediaPredict.com tells me that the site will be up on Wednesday 6/27. I’ll post here to let everyone know when it is “officially” up…
    Karin, U rock! Thank you for ALWAYS believing in this project. If it takes off, I dedicate the book to YOU.

  4. LaDonna

    Hey, Josie! Congrats on your success. Yep, Karin is a sweetie. She has a stable of “chickies” she helps on a regular basis. I’m one of those orphans. LOL.

  5. Karin

    Josie, I can’t wait for it to go live!

  6. Josie Brown, author, IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE-TIED

    Yea! It’s LIVE now!!! Click onto:

    URL is http://mediapredict.com/market/show/5481

    Right under the click-through for the pdf is the “Trading Assistant”, where it asks “Chances are higher than (current stock rate)”… If you hit yes, then you can put in your stock buy…

    But first you have to register, which is Free….

    This is an interesting way to test public reaction to a pub. I’m glad to be a part of this “grand experiment.”


  7. spyscribbler

    Wow, sounds like fun! I’m there!

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