Posted by None of your business on April 16, 2002 at 05:07:41:
In Reply to: Re: From an Idahoan........... posted by Laurie B on April 11, 2002 at 17:38:14:
LLB, you're quite the little busybody, aren't you? Alerting everyone to an article that has twisted an author's words beyond recognition, running to RWA to tell tales, etc.
I've been friends with Robin for many years. She always has been and always will be extremely supportive of the romance genre. Her books are still romances, contrary to the opinion of a few of you on this board. She is one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.
I've read the Idaho Statesman for most of my life. If there's a way they can twist a story to fit their own opinion, they'll do it. Sounds like you're the same way, LLB. Apparently you've got some misguided personal bias against Robin.
Robin, and many other authors who are misquoted by the media, do these interviews with a view toward helping the romance industry. They want to give romance more publicity. They want to fix the poor image it has in many circles. Unfortunately, the interviewer/journalist most often changes the author's words to fit their own misconceptions and bias. They write the article they want, and only interview an author to give their own opinions credibility.
And for the record, that class action suit Robin brought against the publisher cost her much more money than she ever got out of it, took a huge amount of her time away from writing. Authors who didn't spend a penny on the suit got a lot of money back from the publisher, money the publisher was illegally withholding and would still be keeping if Robin hadn't stepped up to the plate and made them pay up. Apparently some of you would rather sit around meekly and watch injustice happen than wiggle a single toe to see justice done.
Shame on you all for being so mean and petty and hurtful. Get a life! The romance industry doesn't need or want people like you to read or write for it. You obviously don't have a clue what it's all about. Romances are about lifting people up, not tearing them down as you have done on this board.
p.s. I remain anonymous not because I won't stand behind my words, but because you people are obviously not worth it. I can't believe I wasted so much time composing this post to people who are too small-minded for it to make any difference. I only hope this pricks your near-non-existent consciences a bit.