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.
I stayed up last night until a little after three in the morning working on my press packets and rehearsing an excerpt for Water In A Broken Glass. I hope to have it posted tonight.
I found out that In The Mirror is now available at Barnes & Noble, in paperback and on the Nook. Two people have purchased and reviewed it. The reviews are great. They didn’t leave their names, but I want to take this opportunity thank them for reading In The Mirror and taking the time to review it.
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.
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.
I’ve just ordered the final proof for In The Mirror. I can’t wait until it gets here. I am so excited about this book. I believe people are going to love it. It has everything readers would want in a story about the other woman–love, romance, drama, self-discovery, suspense. All the questions a person may have about why the other woman is the other woman and how she maintains in that role is answered by Jasmine, the protagonist. Reading In The Mirror will take you deep inside the heart and mind of the other woman, and you will emerge seeing her in a totally new light.
If you were to ask the other woman what she knows about her boyfriend, she would probably say something like, he is not in love with this wife. He’s only there for the children. As soon as the timing is right, he’ll leave his wife and marry her. If the wife was doing her job he wouldn’t be sleeping with me. His wife is not as pretty as I am. His wife doesn’t listen to him the way I do.
If you ask the other woman about her married boyfriend, she would tell you a slew of things about his wife.