Most people laugh when I (Nina Foxx) tell them the name of my new book, but some ask me "What does your husband think about that?" You know what, he gets it.

NO GIRL NEEDS A HUSBAND SEVEN DAYS A WEEK was not intended as an instructional manual on how to get rid of your bothersome significant other; instead it was supposed to be a look inside today's marriages.

So many of us grow up looking for the knight in shining armor or the fairy tale happily ever after, only to be disappointed once we make the leap into matrimony. We find that it's nothing like we thought and that "until death do us part" may come earlier than we envisioned because one of us is plum going to kill the other.

Inside my story, you'll find three independent women struggling to make their relationships and families work while dealing with the not-so-picket fence demands of LIFE and the baggage they have brought with them.

I got the idea for the book from two sources: from an article in the Chicago Sun-Times last summer about the demise of marriage and from looking at all my friends with commuter marriages.  I have a very close friend and relative that has been married almost forty years (she got married when she was two).  She lives in one state while her husband works in another.  They get together on weekends and they have been doing this crazy commuter thing for almost ten years.

Right after I got married, I asked her, "Don't you miss him?"  She looked at me like I'd lost my mind and uttered, "No girl needs a husband seven days a week."  I saved that kernel and years later the idea for my book was born.

Being separated from her husband part of the week has taught her how to be strong and solve her own problems (sometimes), just as my characters find that sometimes they have to handle things for themselves.  Sometimes, even though you are married, you have to rescue yourself.

by Nina Foxx