Although this entire book is based on lies, I promise you that I will get as close to the truth that you need to know as possible. You see, I live my life today anchored in truth and I’ll admit that sometimes the real truth is too much for some to bear. The events that have transpired in my life make me walk the tightrope of truth every second, of every minute, of every hour of the day. My life's experiences have taught me that the truth is the only thing that I can firmly stand on when the titanic of life sinks. I used to thrive in the flames of lies that we so often tell ourselves. We tell lies to be accepted, we believe lies to be truths we wish existed, and we accept lies because we don’t often feel worthy of better.
My name is Raquel and I solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And if it’s the truth sets us free, then I’d say that I’m running as fast as I can towards the promised land. Up until this point, my whole life has been plagued by lies — lies men tell to be exact.
Interview with Raquel Solomon
What motivated you to write this book?
As I became a young woman starting to date seriously, I found that there were so many issues in my relationships with men lying to me. I had relationships where I was cheated on with coworkers, I caught another in bed with a woman, and I had men either lie and say they were singe and were married or lie and say they were married and unhappy, but really not that miserable. I was dumbfounded and it took me through a lot of ups and downs and a young woman and single mother I resorted to journaling. Over time I realized I had a story to share with others that may be going through the same thing and decided to reach out to a publisher.
What is your book about?
The book “Lies Men Tell” is a book about a young woman named Rachel who experiences about 4 different relationships over a 20 year period. In all those relationships she had to been either lied to or deceived. Rachel shares her journey on how she dealt with each relationship and the insecurity that came along with the heartbreak.
Women tell lies too, what do you say to that?
I do agree that women lie too, however, I am not that experienced in that genre since I only date men. I am currently looking tackling that topic since a lot of men seem to respond with that statement after seeing my book. Stay tuned!
How did you family feel about you writing a fiction book loosely based on your personal life?
My family was very supportive, my mom and dad are always at a book signing to support me. If they cannot make it a child or sibling will come to support. My family is very excited that I decided to move forward with publishing a book. My initial goal was just to publish a book so that it was part of my legacy but how can you publish a book and be proud of yourself without promoting it.
Has any of the ex’s in your life commented or purchased the book that you know of?
It’s funny because since the novel has published exes are coming out the wood work asking if they are in it. One ex came to a book signing and walked out of the book store with a paper bag. He later admitted to going to a secret location and reading the entire book in hiding away from his wife. See what I mean…Lies…
Do you plan to write a sequel or another novel?
Yes, currently another books is in the works. I am hoping to have it finished by Valentine’s Day.
Now that you are a published author, how has that changed your life?
It has really changed my perspective of what I am capable of doing. I never really was much of a people person but now I enjoy promoting my book, telling my story and meeting other authors. This has really created a wonderful opportunity to promote not only my book but the fact I am a mentor to young ladies as well.
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