".when you're sitting there and you're watching legends like Sydney Poitier and Harry Belafonte and you think oh my gosh, these are the people that have paved the way for someone like me to be artistic and do the things that I do and tell the stories that I tell ---really I was teary eyed because it was so much and you're so filled up you were in total awe .."
Roby's been credited with writing about "real issues", topics such as corruption within the church, motherhood, and racial discrimination; ideas she pulls not only from her own life but from the lives of those around her. She says "...they might be controversial they even might be taboo, but its something that people will read and say oh my gosh I know that person, or I know that situation"
And its that close knit relationship with her audience that Roby says allows her to blur the lines of reality, its not fiction she says....its faction! Adding ". I laugh with my fans when they say that, they say you really do write facts--you're just doing it in a fictional format ..."
Roby credits her readers as the driving force behind every book, and the only reason she continues to write, saying "they are my inspiration and they are the people that keep me going and so when I was getting my image award I dedicated it to them because they are my reason for going "
And even though the bright