In Case You Haven’t Heard

 Here’s What People Are Saying About

In the Mirror


“As a fan of Odessa Rose since reading her first book, Water in A Broken Glass, I’m excited she has offered this interesting and intense story and glad to have read it,” Talibah Chikwendu, Afro American Newspaper.


“…anyone who has been the ‘other’ woman, knows someone who is the ‘other’ woman or who has an opinion…about the ‘other’ woman will be shocked and moved by this novel,” Iisha J. Bradford, Lady Brunchers Book Club.


“Rose gives readers an inside view of what happens when Jasmine’s plan slowly begins to unravel as she witnesses what true love is really all about,” Priscilla C. Johnson, APOOO BookClub.


“Normally the other woman is on the outside and not able to look in! Rose resolves this by placing Jasmine Falls in the middle of her married lover’s house. What unfolds is an emotionally gripping, wrecking tale of a woman who wants to prove she is more than a fling,”   G. Dan Buford, author of Separate But Equal.


“Characters are Rose’s bread and butter and she does them well, making you feel as if they are your friends and sometimes your enemy. Wondering what makes them tick and what will tick them off. In the end, reality bleeds true and life turns out…interesting. The closet will never be the same again after reading In the Mirror,” Anondra Kat Williams, author of black girl love.


“Come and take a look In the Mirror.  You just might see yourself,” Dahni McPhail, author of My Girl Is Your Girlfriend.


 Here’s What People Are Saying About

 Water In A Broken Glass


“Odessa Rose’s sensuous story twists and turns throughout an attraction triangle shared by a popular sculptress, a man she loves and the woman she ends up loving even more. It’s a joyous journey through eroticism and art alike, and many readers consider it a major triumph of African-American lesbian literature,” Accredited Online Colleges


“Rose’s meditative insights into family closeness and loyalty and her exquisite sense of detail make this a promising debut and a strikingly unusual romance,” Whitney Scott, Booklist


“Rose blends music, color and a range of characters and human emotions, thus creating a wonderful field of texture upon which the reader can play,” Professor Ann Cobb, Coppin State University.


“Intriguing.  Once you encounter the mix of characters you can’t put it down,” B.J. DeGraff, Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland


“Mrs. Rose has created real people—flawed, strong, hopeful people—and allowed us to watch their lives unfold and share their struggle, growth and emergence..” Talibah Chikwendu, Columnist and Operations Specialist for the Afro American Newspaper


“Odessa Rose makes the reader comfortable with the characters, as well as their surroundings and graciously helps the reader to truly understand Tonya’s confusion!”  Cheryl Robinson, Just About Books Internet Radio Talk Show


“[Rose’s] gift for creating characters of depth and settings that carry the taste of reality make this book a real delight for those who prize vivid characters and realistic settings in their fiction,” Ed Doyle-Gillespie, Word House.


“A fantastic book!” Maryland Delegate, Barbara Robinson


“. . . this novel fearlessly speaks to an often invisible culture with the hope that the reader will walk away a little more human, a tad more tolerant, and a heck of a lot smarter,” Doni Glover, Journalist and On-Air Talent


My Guest Today Is…

Check out “My Guest Today Is…” page and you will see a wonderful interview with one of my favorite authors, Anondra “Kat” Williams.  She is the author of the thought provoking short story collection, black girl love.  She is also the host of the hit blogradio show, Sippin On Ink.  Click and check her out.

What People Are Saying About “In the Mirror”

“Just finished In the Mirror. Jasmine is crazy and should have listened to Candy. I enjoyed the story! Could not put it down! Thanks for blessing us with your talent!”  Etosha Bakari

“Hi Odessa! We’ve gotten several requests for Water in a Broken Glass at the Calvert Street location of The Book Escape since your signing- any idea when you might have some more copies for our shelves? 🙂 Glad to hear your publicity for In The Mirror is going well!” Sophia, The Book Escape

“Chapter 8 and on the edge of my seat! Can’t wait to discuss this book!!” Iisha, Lady Brunchers Bookclub

“The closet will never be the same again after reading In the Mirror,” Anondra Kat Williams, author of black girl love

Thank you all so much.