Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Life Imitates Art...Really, It Does!

Isn’t it interesting how life can imitate art?

In looking at the recent debacle of New York State’s government, namely Eliot Spitzer’s admittance to participating in a prostitution ring, the similarities between the news, and my own novel, Lost in Paradise, are a little uncanny.

1. Spitzer is a prominent, well-liked elected gov’t official who is suddenly, and shockingly, caught in a sex scandal. In Lost in Paradise, the heroine’s father, a prominent, well-liked elected gov’t official, is suddenly and shockingly caught in a sex-and-drugs-scandal.

2. Spitzer has a wife and three daughters, all of whom (right now, anyway) are standing in support of him. In Lost in Paradise, the debauched senator has a wife and three daughters, all of whom (except the heroine) stand in support of him.

OK, that’s pretty much where the similarities end. From there, Lost in Paradise follows our heroine, Ash, as she tries to make a new life for herself somewhere far away from the mess. In doing so, though, she faces the same issues that will inevitably face the Spitzer family: how do you move on from such a horrible infidelity? How do you recreate a life for yourself? And what details about your past will you keep hidden as you forge a future?

As a romance reader, you know that Lost in Paradise will promise you a happy ending…but aren’t you curious to see how it parallels some of what’s happening in New York politics right now? Take a peek at the trailer:


MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott said...

OMG! My crit partners wrote a novel about a NJ Senator caught in a very similiar scandel. There really isn't much difference between a NY governor and a NJ Senator. Hehehhehee... Isn't that eerie when your art imitates life?


Sharon Buchbinder said...


You may have a career in store for you as a psychic! What's your next book about: The 2008 Presidential election? Inquiring minds want to know!:)