Nora Roberts at The Washington Post

The diva of romance fiction, Nora Roberts herself, came to The Washington Post yesterday. About 550 women (and four hen-pecked men) filled our auditorium to ask her questions and get signed copies of her new bestseller, "Black Hills."

She offered witty and wonderful advice to writers ("The muse is a fickle bitch") and explained how she's managed to publish more than 160 bestsellers. Watching her charm this crowd, I wasn't surprised she sells a book every two seconds.

Here's a brief video of highlights.

Meanwhile, the annual conference of the Romance Writers of America begins this week in Washington. We're expecting about 2,000 attendants, which should make the city swell with passion -- at least for a few days.

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By Ron Charles |  July 15, 2009; 5:30 AM ET Ron Charles
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It was really fun to view that clip. Thank you.

Posted by: lheffelkcrrcom | July 15, 2009 3:09 PM

With my hometown D.C. being customarily known for its political literature events, I'm thrilled to see a novelist receive such a warm welcome. Whatever genre, I’m a huge advocate of my fellow fiction authors. Thanks for highlighting Nora’s Q&A, Ron!

Posted by: Sarah_McCoy | July 16, 2009 4:26 PM

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