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Nora Roberts

Biography

Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.

Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.

Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on TRUE BETRAYALS saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."

The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, IRISH THOROUGHBRED, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.

SANCTUARY was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned THE REEF for another television movie. MONTANA SKY has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book THIS MAGIC MOMENT became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. SACRED SINS has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and PRIVATE SCANDALS has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. REFLECTIONS and THE LAW IS A LADY were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. HONEST ILLUSIONS and PRIVATE SCANDALS were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.

The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs "To Tell the Truth," "Entertainment Tonight" and "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel MONTANA SKY, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.

Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.

Nora Roberts

Books by Nora Roberts

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

When professional house-sitter Lila Emerson witnesses a murder/suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as she knows it takes a dramatic turn. Artist Ashton Archer knows his brother isn’t capable of violence, so he recruits Lila, the only eyewitness, to help him uncover what happened. Their investigation draws them into a rarified circle where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance

With the legends and lore of Ireland running through his blood, falconer Connor O’Dwyer is proud to call County Mayo home. It’s where his sister, Branna, lives and works, where his cousin, Iona, has found true love, and where his childhood friends form a circle that can’t be broken. A circle that is about to be stretched out of shape --- by a long-awaited kiss.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance

Iona Sheehan arrives in Ireland with nothing but her grandmother's stories and the promise of a few cousins to make her feel at home. She starts to build a new life for herself there with her two cousins and hunky stable owner Boyle McGrath. But an ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree, and family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope --- and love --- alive.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance

Phillip Quinn has done everything to make his life seem perfect, but one look at Seth reminds him of the boy he once was. While Phillip intended to fulfill his father’s dying request and considered Seth to be a duty, he has grown to love Seth. When a stranger arrives in town to secretly study the Quinns, Phillip is determined to uncover her motives. But the secret she holds threatens the life the brothers have made for Seth.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense

Lawyer Eli Landon has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of the murder of his soon-to-be ex-wife. He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, where Abra Walsh --- Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist --- is helping him take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance

Ryder is the hardest Montgomery brother to figure out --- with a tough-as-nails outside and possibly nothing too soft underneath. He’s surly and unsociable, but when he straps on a tool belt, no woman can resist his sexy swagger. Except apparently Hope Beaumont, the innkeeper of his own Inn BoonsBoro.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance

With the support of her friends, Laurel McBane’s dream of attending culinary school came true. Now, she’s repaying their kindness by creating extravagantly luscious tiers of cakes and other confectionary delights that add the perfect touch to their clients’ weddings. As for romance, the low-key Laurel has had a mega crush on Parker’s older brother, Delaney Brown, since childhood. But she’s convinced that the Ivy League lawyer is still out of her reach.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance

Owen runs the Montgomery family’s construction business with an iron fist, which allows the Inn BoonsBoro to open right on schedule. The only thing Owen didn’t plan for was Avery McTavish. Avery’s popular pizza place is right across the street from the inn, giving her a first-hand look at its amazing renovation --- and a newfound appreciation for Owen, her first boyfriend when they were kids.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romance

The historic hotel in Boonsboro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it's getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. But there's another project that Beckett, the architect of the family, has his eye on: the girl he's been waiting to kiss since he was 15.

by Nora Roberts - Fiction, Romantic Suspense

Rowan Tripp has smoke jumping in her blood. Her father is a Missoula, Montana legend, and she's been fighting fires since her 18th birthday. This year's rookie crop of jumpers is one of the strongest ever --- and hotshot Gulliver Curry is one of the best. But when a dark presence lashes out at Rowan, she knows she shouldn’t complicate things with Gull.