Nora Roberts on the kiss count in her entire oeuvre — she just published her 200th romance novel, reports Nora Krug. Despite selling 400 million books worldwide, she complains she still gets little respect from the literati: Just becaue women “like to read about emotions doesn’t mean we don’t have intellect,” she says.

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