Why Write About The Other Woman?

“Is In The Mirror autobiographical?”

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This is the question that I hear most often from people who have read In The Mirror.  When I confess that the story is completely made up, most don’t believe me.  “It seems so real,” they say.  I take that as a compliment, because when I was writing In The Mirror, everything seemed real to me.

“Why did you write it?” is the next question.  And I say that In The Mirror came out of my desire to understand why and how a woman becomes “the other woman.”  What is it about married men that attracts her?  What does the other woman have to do in order to survive in that role?  What sustains the other woman in that role?  What role does the other woman play in an adulterous relationship?  What is the other woman’s thought process?  What power does the other woman have in an extramarital affair?  What impact does the other woman have on her married lover’s family, and indeed, on his own family?  How does the other woman see herself in this type of relationship?  How does the other woman not see herself?  Exactly who is the other woman?

In writing In The Mirror, I answered all of these questions and several more that I didn’t know needed to be addressed.  The answers are not easy, and I often found myself at odds with them.  But I learned a lot about the other woman.  And dare I say, I now understand her a lot better than I did before I wrote this book.

In The Mirror Challenge

The very talented author, Dahni McPhail, took the In The Mirror Challenge.

Only for Odessa Rose. This is my "In The Mirror" Shot. What do I see? I see a woman who has turned her back on all things that are not good for her future and her peace.

Only for Odessa Rose. This is my “In The Mirror” Shot. What do I see? I see a woman who has turned her back on all things that are not good for her future and her peace.

Contest

Only 8 Days Left!
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Music plays an important role in my novels. In The Mirror has a fantastic soundtrack. So of course when I was thinking about doing a giveaway, the prize that came to mind was a $25 iTunes gift card. What do you have to do for a chance of winning this wonderful prize? Buy a copy of In The Mirror, read it, and review it, and post it online between September 10, 2014 and September 22, 2014.
On September 23, 2014, I will place all the reviews in a box and draw the winner. The drawing will be videotaped so all your friends and family can see you win.
So, get your copy of In The Mirror, Read It, and Review It, Post It.
Thanks for the support.
Happy reading.

 

Poster for 347 Club

I phoned Ronald, owner of the Club 347, and I explained that his club is featured in In The Mirror.  He asked why, and I told him because his club is very popular in Baltimore City.  Everyone who is serious about music goes there.  And since one of the characters plays the trumpet, I thought it would be special to have him play at 347.

I asked Ronald if I could place some flyers 347 to promote In The Mirror, and he said I could bring 2 posters!  I was so shocked and happy.  I told him that I would stop by and bring the poster, as well as a signed copy of In The Mirror for him.  The only problem was, I didn’t have a poster.  I had a little brochure that I’ve been passing out.  They aren’t even in color, because my budget is so slim that I can only afford color for my press packets.  So are the struggles of an author.  But that doesn’t mean I will not get the poster.  I designed one using Powerpoint, a picture of the cover, and a photo our daughter, Nina, took of me while we were at Cylburn Auboretum videotaping her dolls for another video for her Doll City channel.  (By the way, she is getting so good at making those movies.)

Anyway, here’s what I came up with.  I put it on my Facebook page and everyone loved it.  I’m proud of it myself.  I plan to have it posted inside club 347 by the end of the week.
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READ IT. REVIEW IT. POST IT. WIN IT!

Music plays an important role in my novels. In The Mirror has a fantastic soundtrack. So of course when I was thinking about doing a giveaway, the prize that came to mind was a $25 iTunes gift card. What do you have to do for a chance of winning this wonderful prize? Buy a copy of In The Mirror, read it, and review it, and post it online between September 10, 2014 and September 22, 2014.
On September 23, 2014, I will place all the reviews in a box and draw the winner. The drawing will be videotaped so all your friends and family can see you win.

So, get your copy of In The Mirror, Read It, and Review It, Post It.

Thanks for the support.

Happy reading.

Click the Amazon Link Below.

 http://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Odessa-Rose-ebook/dp/B00LJX54PS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1410371402&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=odessa+rose+in+the+mirror

In The Mirror on the Big Screen

Hey Everybody,
Baltimore filmmaker, Antonio Jefferson, is shooting a film and he will be using In The Mirror in a scene that he’s filming today!!! Antonio has produced a number of short films and now he is working on a feature length project, which is what Mirror will be in. Is that cool or what? I’m so excited! Again, y’all thanks for the support. And I’ll let you know when the film is done so you can check it out. In the meantime, check out Antonio’s films.

Sistahs on Lit

Tonight’s the night.  I will be chatting with Sistahs on Lit about In The Mirror.  We will discuss the other woman, marriage, infidelity, love, romance, friendship, family, all the things that at the heart of In The Mirror.  This promises to be a very interesting, entertaining, and informative discussion.  I hope you will drop by and join in on the discussion, as I’m sure your comments will give us more insight into the other woman.  I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Click on the link below for more information.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sistahs-on-lit

In The Mirror Is Here!

After two years of rewriting, editing, redesigning the cover, and a whole bunch of other stuff, In The Mirror is finally here!  ‘This exciting novel takes you into the heart and mind of the other woman and shows her in a way she has never been seen before, even by herself.

In The Mirror is available in paperback at Amazon and on Kindle.

Get It! Read It! Love It!

 
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