Mr. DiPasqua's Guest, Mr. Robinson!!
Okay, I’m going to right jump into it—Mr. Robinson, welcome! It’s great to have you here. Can you tell us who you’re married to and what she writes?
Mr. Robinson: I have been married for 40 years to Maggie Robinson and Margaret Rowe. Have yet to be charged with bigamy. They both write historical, erotic, romantic fiction. Margaret, though, is really a dirty little girl and not someone you would want your children to spend time with.
Mr. Robinson: Let’s see……..I’m retired after 38 years as a high school principal. I live, literally, in the Maine woods at the end of a dirt road. I’ve been a scholar and an athlete but much prefer retirement. I have no desire to be an active and contributing member of society. I like my life the way it is, i.e., not knowing what day it is when I first wake up and enjoying my four children, now that they have all moved out, and my almost four grandchildren. I have appropriated my wife’s color NOOK, and read voraciously. We travel a lot.
Mr. Robinson: We met in some friends’ living room on April 4, 1970. The husband was my best friend and the wife was hers. I knew she was the one when we went out on our first date alone that July. We got married January 24, 1971.
I was at my “retirement job” when she got THE CALL from her agent, and she stayed up until 2 A.M. to tell me. I wondered what her advance was so I could retire a second time.
Mr. Robinson: I haven’t read her last book, but I suspect he was a much improved version of me, certainly younger.
Mr. Robinson: I was definitely Prince Charming. I sold a pint of blood to finance that first date (Dinner at Erik’s on 2nd Avenue and the Movie “Joe”, staring Peter Boyle) and walked 40 blocks to her NYC apartment carrying a bottle of Andre champagne and a bouquet of flowers. (Maggie: How could I not marry him? He sold blood and walked through half of Manhattan to go out with me!!! The cheap champagne didn’t hurt either.)
Mr. Robinson: Any sport that uses a ball (Maggie: Mr. Robinson is a huge jock. He played football in college and coached football, basketball and baseball in his teaching career.)
Mr. DiPasqua: That is impressive, Mrs. Robinson/Rowe. Mr. Robinson, how long have you been a RH? (Romance Husband). What advice would you give new RH’s about what you’ve learned being married to a romance author? What should a new RH do or not do when his wife is under deadline?
Mr. Robinson: I’ve been a “serious” RH about 5 years. I would advise a new RH to be very nice to his wife. Remember she might be really rich someday, or kill you off in one of her books.
When your writer is under deadline, get a hobby that will take you out of the house. Learn to cook. Bring her breakfast at her desk. Do your own laundry if you want matching socks.
Mr. Robinson: “Where do you think?”
Mr. DiPasqua: Which character in your wife’s books would she say most resembles you and/or your personality?
Mr. Robinson: Any of her male protagonists. (Maggie, jumping in: Lord Edward Christie from Mistress by Marriage is Mr. Robinson at his best and worst all the way, a Regency Boy Scout who always does the right, honorable thing and doesn’t want to talk about his feelings.)
Mr. Robinson: Sitting watching our children with their children and coming to the same conclusion, “What do you know, they all turned out all right!”
My wife would say flowers, champagne and dinner. I got it right the first time.
Mr. Robinson: I haven’t read it yet but probably intelligently erotic. (Maggie, jumping in again: Mistress by Marriage came out in September 2011 from Kensington Brava and was chosen for the Smart Bitches Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club. Margaret has a hot short story in Berkley Heat’s Agony/Ecstasy edited by Jane Litte from Dear Author in December, and her Any Wicked Thing March 2011) is a 2011 RT Reviewers Choice nominee in the best erotic fiction category. Maggie’s Master of Sin ends the Courtesan Court series in April 2012. Thanks so much for having us here! Mr. Robinson may not be a perfect hero, but he’s mine! )
Master of Sin link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=075825105X/
Mistress by Marriage link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0758251033/
Agony/Ecstasy link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0425243451/
Any Wicked Thing link: http://www.amazon.com/Any-Wicked-Thing-Margaret-Rowe/dp/0425238644/
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Mr. DiPasqua: Thanks again for chatting with me, Mr. Robinson! It’s been a lot of fun getting to know you!
Thanks for joining us, Mrs. R!
See everyone next month, folks! Now, let’s hear your questions or comments. :)