About me

So a little about me …

I’m a writer with a dream of sharing the characters I see in my head with others and have you fall in love with them too. I have been a writer since I was a little girl and finally got brave enough to show my work to a friend. My friend asked for more and that, in turn, resulted in me showing a couple more friends, who told me this book needs to be published.

On the other side of the pen name, I’m a mother of two and that’s a big part of why I’m using a pen name. This is MY career choice, not theirs. It’s not about being ashamed of my work, far from it, I am super proud but I have a responsibility. The other reason is due to wanting to keep the focus on my work. For the lack of a better pun, I’m an open book, ask me anything, but I think my books are far more interesting than I am.

I think about writing and characters all the time. I love nothing more than sitting down at my computer, or even with my pen and notebook, to get my imagination down on paper. I try to create characters that feel like friends, people that the reader would want to know. I aim to write stories that not only give you a laugh, but have you thinking about your own life.

About the actual name – I’d chosen another name and found out that there is another author out there with the same name. Back to the drawing board, I chose my favourite name – which was Josephine. As for the Traynor part, I’d just finished read Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You and Will Traynor’s choices and suggestions about living to the fullest and without regret was another push for me to follow my dreams.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you fall in love with a few laughs along the way.

Josephine

Where I’m at now …

So a little about where I’m at now.

My debut novel, Rock Bottom is getting a final run through and then it’s on its way to the editor for her to start on May 1. I’m expecting it back by the middle of May while my cover designer is working away.

I haven’t picked a release day yet and I only get to be a debut author once and I want to get it all ready to go rather than being rushed and missing deadlines.

Rock Bottom was so much fun to write. I had vivid images of certain scenes that it took pretty much a night for me to get it to six thousand words. It was just coming out of me. The characters were very persistent with showing me their lives.

Reece is really a manchild but in his defence, he’s not had to do the things for himself. I’m really excited about this book, yes, it’s a contemporary romantic comedy about a rockstar but I don’t believe I’ve read a book with this story line and that’s what sets it apart.

Madelyn is a heroine that I fell in love with. She’s strong, determined and that can actually work against her in some instances. She’s too independent to a fault.

I’ll keep you updated with developments and until then, have fun!

Josephine