Josie's first published story Lum has an anti-bullying theme reflecting a time in her life when she was bullied by adults who should have known better. Interestingly, many of Josie's yet-to-be-published stories follow a similar theme of friendships, which of course is the opposite of bullying.
In 2018, Josie's second story Lum's Mum will be published, which again has a underlying theme of friendship and helping those in need.
Both books have been illustrated by Nic Phine, Josie's husband, bringing a vibrant and colourful life to the stories. The illustrations are hand-drawn and painted in good old-fashioned acrylic paint.
Lots more stories to follow!
Josie began writing as a child. Those stories are long gone and never saw the light of day, however, the child-like imagination is still within and Josie has returned to writing now that she's all grown up with children of her own.
Josie grew up in north Essex, and after a few years living in lots of different towns and villages in the UK, and some time travelling the world, Josie has returned to her home town where she lives with her husband, and illustrator, Nic Phine and their two lively, energetic children.
Josie would love the world to be a kinder place for everyone, lacking the judgement that is often shown to others, a lot of Josie's stories reflect this attitude.
To contribute in a small way to this aim, Josie donates 15% of profit from book sales to charity.