Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'm channeling the Hulk inside of me tonight as I clicked on a post where Danielle Steel denies being a romance author.
After selling 113 books, Steel said during an interview on the CBS morning show that, "They're not really about romance. It's an element in life. But I think of romance novels as more of a category, and I write about the situations we all deal with. Loss and war and illness and jobs and careers, and good things, bad things, crimes, whatever. And I really write more about the human condition."
Excuse me Ms. Steel, but who was your target audience who bought those 113 books and gave you millions of dollars? Excuse me while I go hurl over your statement that romance is a category and doesn't deal with real like situations.
Shame on you as you thumb your nose at a genre and the people who love this genre that supported you and your work.