Countdown to the Rerelease of In The Mirror

In just a few short days, everyone will be able to purchase the revised edition of In The Mirror.  You can order it at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Mirror-Odessa-Rose/dp/0615907334/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506354153&sr=8-1&keywords=odessa+rose+in+the+mirror

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-the-mirror-odessa-rose/1105552299?ean=9780615907338

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/454169

Order Today!  Thank you in advance for all your support.

The Baltimore Book Festival

Look what arrived just in time for my appearance at The Baltimore Book Festival.  The official rerelease of In the Mirror is Friday, September 29, 2017, but if you come to the Book Festival, you will be able to get a copy and start reading about Jasmine Falls and what she does to get proof that her boyfriend is not in love with his wife.

I will be at the book festival on Sunday, September 24th with the Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland from 3 pm to 7 pm.  I hope to see you there.

As always, thank you all for your support.  It is truly appreciated.

Why Write About The Other Woman?

“Is In The Mirror autobiographical?”

In The Mirror Front Cover Final May 4 300 DPI

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.

Water The Movie

My first novel Water In A Broken Glass was published September 15, 2000.  It was my first novel, my baby.  I worked on Water for about 3 or 4 years before it was finally published by the small press, La Callie Nous Publishing, Inc.  That day was a dream come true for me.  People were going to read this story that I love so much and hopefully they will love it, too.  My hopes were realized when Water received glowing reviews from readers and book critics.  People didn’t just fall in love with Water.  They fell in love with the characters.  They fell in love with my writing.  They fell in love with everything there is to love about a great story.

Now, Almost 15 years later, Water In A Broken Glass will be made into a film.  This is beyond my wildest dreams.  I still have a hard time believing this is happening.  To have people love my book so much they want to put it on the silver screen says a whole lot.  Check out the three women who have made this all possible — Jamelle Williams-Thomas, Rahima R. Rice, Danielle S. Mooney and how they plan to make this film happen.

Click on the link.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/water-a-dc-love-story#home

In the Mirror

Well, the cover is completed.  The book is edited.  All I have to do now is wait on my ISBN and LCCN and In the Mirror will be re-released under Cool Water Press.  I can’t wait, and, apparently, neither can some anxious readers who are contacting me about purchasing In the Mirror.  I am so thankful people want to read this story.  I can promise that they will not be disappointed.  In the Mirror shows the other woman in a way she has never been seen before, even by herself.  I had a great time writing about Jasmine.  She is fun to write about.  I can’t wait for people to meet her.