Shereé Whitfield has her eye on the bestsellers list. The Real Housewives of Atlanta mom added "author" to her resume this week with the release of her juicy novel, Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta. Considering that Shereé already warned her ex, Bob Whitfield, that there's a fictionalized version of him in the book, we bet there's a good chance some other familiar faces may have inspired a character or two.
When The Daily Dish caught up with the writer on Monday, she revealed that her RHOA pals had yet to read it and that she was awaiting their reactions.
"It actually launches tomorrow, so I'm not sure if any of the ladies have read it, but they should want to," she told us on Monday. She also shared whether any of them would be surprised by the plot, which she has previously said is "dripping with drama." "Surprised? I don't know. I don't want to say any names. I think if you read the book, you'll definitely know some of the characters in the book."
Atlanta's newest novelist was inspired during her time away from RHOA to jot down her thoughts and, as she put it, "let some steam off." She felt writing was the best way for her to process her emotions and some of the events that had unfolded in her life — even though she decided to approach it with a fictional bent.
"Well during my time off, I had nothing but time so it was a moment for me to reflect, let some steam off, and it was very therapeutic for me to be able to write. Believe it or not, I'm the person that people confide in, and I was going through a lot of stuff with my ex-husband, and I honestly didn't have a lot of people to talk to cause everybody talked to me about their stuff. [It was] almost like I couldn't have s*** going on too," she said. "I'm thinking, 'I got the same problem, but I got to help you with your problem.' So to be able to write and also talk about not only things that went on in my life [but also] friends or frenemies, it helped me get through and put me in a different place."
So, does she think she'll be getting any calls once the ladies do read it? "Probably, probably. I didn't put names," she said. "It's a novel, so it's a little rumor, a little fiction, lots of reality."
Speaking of drama, you can check out Shereé and the ladies every Sunday at 8/7c. Check out a preview, below.