Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell, best known as Drucilla Winters on The Young and the Restless, is the author of Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Women Who Raised Me, received The African American Literary Award and two NAACP Image Award nominations. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Books by this Author

The Young and the Ruthless
Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva


Victoria Rowell Unveils Calysta Jeffries, star of her new Novel Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva

Victoria Rowell gives us a peak behind-the-scenes in the soap opera world of her protagonist and alter-ego, Calysta Jeffries.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "The best dancer is the best warrior" Socrates

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Living - surviving the foster care system in the most positive way, joining the American Ballet Theatre family, motherhood, selected by 193 members of Congress as a national angel in adoption, getting on the New York Times' Bestsellers List, being an Advisory Board Member for Princeton University's African American Studies, and publishing my first novel, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Spongebob Squarepants

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Oh man, it's between blueberries and collard greens. This is really tough for me. I'll have to say, collard greens.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Queen Charlotte and author Harriet Wilson.

Author Voices

August 23, 2010

Hey Everyone!

I was sent the following petition on Twitter yesterday and wanted to share. Please share, link, and spread the word. I truly appreciate the unwavering support I continue to receive from Drucilla fans and encourage them to speak up for what they want to see. We have an excellent dialogue going on at my Twitter, if you want to join in.

May 03, 2010

Hey everyone,

Exciting news! I'm going to be at the LA Times Book Festival this Sunday, April 25th with "Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva". I'll be on the LA Times Stage at 3pm. Come out and say hi!

Bubbles & kisses!

April 06, 2010

Hey Everyone,

Things are really heating up as I prepare for the May 4 release of "Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva" and accompanying Simon & Schuster book tour. I can't wait to get out there and meet all my fantastic, supportive fans. Hope you all come out to get your books signed and say hi! While you're waiting though, make sure to check out the sexy fun official book site at for up-to-date appearance information, behind-the-scenes webisodes, photo gallery...even the virtual cast of "Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva". Plus my exclusive single "Stink of Blood with a Pinesol Chasah" with Music Video, will be droppin'... see more

January 20, 2010

Hi everyone, Hope you had a very Happy New Year's! I was just informed that has voted me one of their Top 50 Soap Opera Actors! And oh wait, I was grocery shopping yesterday and in the check-out line, you guessed it, there I was on the cover again of CBS Soaps in Depth, with a two-page spread. According to the magazine I'm returning to Y&R any day now. Stay tuned! And pre-order your copy of "Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva". Hold on to your hair! Bubbles and kisses, Victoria

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