I honestly haven’t been following this at all, but I’ll share a few links:
Mob Rule by Social Media (Nora Roberts’ response to being falsely accused of plagiarism)
“While this writer issued a kind of retraction after I reached out to her, it didn’t stop some of her readers from calling me a liar, and worse. We reached out again, asking her to put out the fire.
We’ve had no response, not from her, not from her agent.
Shame on them.
I had every intention of letting this go, until the flames kept burning, until the attacks kept coming. And nothing was done by the person who lit the match to stop it.”
Tomi Adeyemi apologises to Nora Roberts
There is also Beverly Jenkins’ take on the situation.
The “Of Something and Something” titles are literally everywhere at the moment, and, frankly, I can’t tell one from another. For a newbie to convince her fans that Roberts – surely one of the world’s most famous authors – is copying her, and then send those fans after her, is obscene.