Victoria Rowell’s (ex Dru) first fiction novel, ‘Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva,’ will be available on May 4. Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Soap-Opera-Diva-Novel/dp/1439164428/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1269202815&sr=1-1 offers the following synopsis of the book:
‘Calysta Jeffries is the hottest black actress in daytime and the diva of the soap opera world, known for her role as Ruby Stargazer on television’s most popular soap opera, ‘The Rich and the Ruthless.’
‘After fifteen years, three returns from the dead, two failed pregnancies, one alien abduction, and overcoming retrograde amnesia, Calysta still hasn’t managed to snag the biggest award in daytime drama: the Sudsy. Now is supposed to be her moment. But Calysta’s onscreen/off screen rival Emmy Abernathy wins the award for the fourth time. The drama begins when journalist Mitch Morelli asks Calysta for a quote after the award show and her true feelings for her costar slip out.’
You can visit the Amazon link above to pre-order a copy of ‘Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva.’ Or you can pick up a copy on May 4 at local bookstores like Barnes & Noble.
Watch for Victoria Rowell to come to a town near you on her book tour. So far, she’s scheduled dates in New York, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New Jersey. No word yet as to when or if Rowell will visit the Detroit area. For more information, visit the book’s official website http://www.secretsofasoapoperadiva.com/
Rowell began her run as Drucilla Winters on ‘The Young and the Restless’ in 1990. She also appeared on eight seasons of ‘Diagnosis Murder’ from 1993 and 2001. The hard working actress continued working on ‘The Young and the Restless’ while she played the role of Amanda on ‘Diagnosis Murder.’ Rowell won 11 NAACP Image Awards for her work on ‘The Young and the Restless.’ Rowell left the soap in 2007 when her character was killed off.
Rowell is no newcomer to penning a novel. In 2007 she wrote her autobiography, ‘ The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir,’ which became a ‘New York Times Bestseller.’ It also received The African American Literary Award. You can purchase ‘The Women Who Raised Me: A Memoir’ at local Barnes & Noble stores. For a Barnes & Noble store in the metro Detroit area, visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/index.asp