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.

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.

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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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Dr. Patty’s Show

I will be on Dr. Patty Live on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Please tune in and listen/watch us talk about the other woman and the release of In The Mirror.



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What The Other Woman Knows

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.

 

In the Mirror

In the Mirror is coming along great.  I’m editing the book like crazy.  I ran into a few roadblocks, but now I’m up and running again.  The edits to the book are making it such a better book than it was before.  Everyone word connects to the story and helps you understand the characters and experience this world like never before.  I can’t wait to finally release this new and interesting take on the other woman to the world. Thanks for waiting.  You will not regret it.

Reading In the Mirror

I’ve noticed that when I describe the plot of In the Mirror to potential readers, most shy away from the book.  I completely understand and sympathize with their response, because this is such a deeply personal and painful topic.
During the research phase of writing this book, I learned that a number of women are or have been the other woman.  Several have friends or family members who are or have been the other woman.
Any of these being the case, they do not want to open themselves up to a book they believe will berate them or the people they love.  Then there are women who have been betrayed by their husbands in this manner, and do not feel the need to vicariously relive that heart-wrenching experience.  And still, there are those who think that In the Mirror is simply another run-of-the-mill story about a no-good man cheating on his wife with a heartless, demented woman.
But I can assure you that In the Mirror spares its readers all the stereotypical drama we have seen in movies and read in other novels.  In the Mirror is a refreshing, compassionate, heart-to-heart tale about the other woman.  Written with vivid detail and rich humor, I explore the complex realm of the human psyche.  Grounded in themes of love, choices, family and friendship, I show the husband, the wife and the other woman in ways they have never been seen before, even by themselves.

Let’s Talk About The Other Woman

Who is the other woman?  What does she want?  How did she become the other woman?  What does she have to endure, accept, ignore and sacrafice in order to keep her status as the other woman?  Is the other woman lonely.  Does she have low self-esteem?  Is she mentally unstable?  How long will she be content with being the other woman?  Is she content with being the other woman?  Does she believe it’s worth it to be the other woman?  We she get the prize in the end?  Does the other woman have low expectations for men?  What does the other woman get from being the other woman?  How does the other woman cope with being the other woman?  Is the other woman your mother, sister, best girlfriend, aunt?  What exactly do you say about the other woman?  What exactly do you say to the other woman?