Also writes asNora Roberts.
Quoted from herwebsite
in her Bio section:
Nora Roberts was
born in Silver Spring Maryland, the youngest of five children. Aftera school career that included some time in Catholic schooland the disciplines of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.
She worked briefly asa
legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn't spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After her sons were born she stayed homeand tried every craft that came along. A blizzardin February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. Shewas snowedin with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respitein sightand a dwindling supply of chocolate.
family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn't reading or making up stories. During the now famous blizzard, she pulled out a penciland notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later,her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981. Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985.Since that time, they've expanded their home, traveledthe world and opened a bookstore together.
years, Norahas alwaysbeen surrounded by men. Not only was shethe youngestin her family, but she was alsothe only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men has given Ms. Roberts a fairly good view ofthe workings of the male mind, which isa constant delight to her readers. It was, she's been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.
is a memberof several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues andthe publishing industry. Other Bio:in
Nora Roberts (b. Eleanor Marie Robertson, October 10, 1950
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA), is a bestselling American author of more than 165 romance novels, and she writesas J.D. Robbfor the "In Death" series. She also has written under the pseudonym Jill March,and by error some of her works were published in the UK as Sarah Hardesty.
wasthe first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2006, her novels had spent a combined 660 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 100 weeksin the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her
arein print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone. Her novels have been published in 35 countries.