Josephine Harwood


When I was fresh out of high school back in the early Eighties, I wanted to be the next Pat Benatar or Joan Jett. I sang in a couple of bands, but neither Pat nor Joan had anything to worry about.

Despite my desire to become a famous rock singer, my heart had always held an even deeper passion for writing. When something touched me emotionally whether it was directly or indirectly, I had to write about it.
Fast forward to the present, I am married to my high school sweetheart, I am a family caregiver, and I am currently working on my third book.

I am very blessed with a life I didn't plan.

So, I hope you enjoy reading my books written the only way I know how to write...from my heart.
Sincerely, Josephine

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Fear of rejection, mostly. I never tried to send any of my stories to a publisher, but I was certain my first book, Dark Secrets, would be rejected for not meeting specific guidelines. I heard about self-publishing, did a lot of research, and decided to go with Smashwords.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I can change the price of my books anytime through Smashwords by using their purchasing code system. I can give a generated code to a fellow author who is interested in doing a reciprocal review for free. I can give out a generated code to offer my books at a discount price if I wanted to have a weekend special sale. Smashwords allows me to choose the length of my sample reads, and their Premium Catalog automatically places my books in major ebook retail stores including Barnes & Noble and iTunes. Simply put, Smashwords gives me the control and convenience needed to sell my books.
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Where to find Josephine Harwood online

Where to buy in print


Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,070. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
An empathetic caregiver tries to help a family cope after their loving mother suffers a debilitating stroke.
Dark Secrets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 258,530. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Rick's passion was his music until he met Angela. Angela never knew passion until she met Rick. Soon, they would both know the passion…of a stalker’s revenge.

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