Love at First Sight?

By Barbara Josselsohn / March 2, 2024

Do you believe in love at first sight? Valentine’s Day always makes me think of a couple I’ve known for a long time, a couple for whom the phrase “love at first sight” had to have been invented! I’ll call them Jackie and Scott, and they met while they were each traveling through Europe on a…

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To London, To London, To Visit… My Editor!

By Barbara Josselsohn / March 2, 2024

How did you start the new year? I hope the beginning of 2024 delivered exactly what you were hoping for – whether that was a wonderful adventure, a heartwarming personal connection, a spark of joy or a moment of serenity—whatever you most desired! As for me, I started the year by crossing off something on…

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Moments of Love

By Barbara Josselsohn / November 29, 2023

When I was about eight, one of the strangest, scariest, and possibly most revealing moments of my life occurred. I was driving with my family to my grandparents’ apartment to take them with us to dinner. My father was driving, my sister and I were in the front seat (this was back before seatbelt laws), and my…

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Finding the Words

By Barbara Josselsohn / October 25, 2023

Typically for an author, the two months leading up to a book launch are nothing short of thrilling. There are interviews to do, podcasts to record, swag to order, giveaways to host, and lots of excitement about sending your newest “book baby” into the world. Earlier this month I began crafting this month’s newsletter, fully anticipating…

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The Inspiration Behind SECRETS

By Barbara Josselsohn / April 5, 2023

I’ve always loved historical fiction, so I was thrilled to step into this genre over the course of the last year. SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN ISLAND, my new book launching May 11th, centers around two strong women: Mia, a 32-year-old single researcher living in in modern-day Long Island, and her grandmother, Italian-born Annalisa, who was…

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“People Who Do Things!”

By Barbara Josselsohn / March 14, 2023

I love podcasts — so I was especially thrilled to be invited to join the discussion for the latest episode of “People Who Do Things,” a thoughtful and always eye-opening look at creativity in all its forms. Please check out the whole series — I think you’ll enjoy it!

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Meet my newest book! Introducing SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN ISLAND

By Barbara Josselsohn / March 8, 2023

I am so very excited to share with you the title, cover, and description of my upcoming release, SECRETS OF THE ITALIAN ISLAND! This book is so special to me, and I hope it will prove special to you, too! I’ve always loved historical fiction, and I am thrilled to step into this genre. SECRETS…

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New Years Resolutions, Billy Elliott, and Feeling Alive

By Barbara Josselsohn / January 21, 2023

Happy new year! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Read on for mine – and how it ties into one of my latest releases! But first… did you ever see Billy Elliot the Musical? I was lucky enough to see it on Broadway years ago, and I adored it. What I remember most is…

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Favorite places, a giveaway, and all the book news

By Barbara Josselsohn / December 18, 2022

Happy December! Whatever your tradition is, I hope you’re enjoying the season! I took a break from writing last week to spend time at my favorite places.The New York Public Library had a special exhibit featuring Charles Dickens’ notebooks, inkwell, glasses, and other items – I get chills just thinking that he touched those objects…

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Winter Drinks and Fuzzy Socks Giveaway, Bucket Lists and more!

By Barbara Josselsohn / November 30, 2022

You know how it feels to cross something big off your bucket list? My bucket list got a little lighter last month as I set foot on the beautiful island of Oahu! I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t want to visit Hawaii. But for a New Yorker like me, Hawaii…

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