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1288 Rolonda Watts, romance novelist, TV talk show host, joins us on Mr. Media!

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Interviews by Bob Andelman

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Today's Guest: Rolonda Watts, novelist, "Destiny Lingers," former syndicated TV talk show host, "Rolonda"  

If you’re in the public eye, folks love to read deeper meaning or intent into everything you do or say. That’s why I’m betting that Rolonda Watts never seriously considering writing a romance novel during the years she was best known as the host of the Emmy Award-nominated, syndicated daytime TV talk show cleverly dubbed “Rolonda.” 

ROLONDA WATTS podcast excerpt: "Once you give your characters flesh and bone and little tics and blonde hair, they become real! I had a lady one time at a a book signing say, 'I got everything you were telling us about writing, but when you got to the part about the characters talking to you, you lost me!'"

Her millions of viewers might have looked at her a little differently if she wrote the following paragraph back then: Garrett gently kisses me on my forehead, my eyelids, my temples, and my cheeks. He caressses my hair and begins to press his strong hard body against mine. He becomes aroused, his muscular thigh rubbing in between mine. First of all, they’d wonder: “Why does Garrett only have one muscular thigh? What’s wrong with the other one? Or—is he an amputee? Not that there is anything wrong with that – it’s probably a genre of its own!” But, I digress: He dives his hot tongue into my mouth, and I am so hungry for his kiss that I nearly swallow it… So you get the idea. That would likely become a little distracting from the day’s talk show topic, whether, “Where Are All the Good Black Men?” or “I’ve Been Stood Up 26 Times” or “Beauty and the Breasts.”