One of the most prolific and popular writers in the world, Nora Roberts (who also writes as her edgier alter-ego J. D. Robb) publishes multiple books a year. Not that it’s enough for her fans, who tear through her unconventional romances. With her trademark mix of fantasy, mystery, and romance, Roberts has created her own genre -- and romance fans are grateful for it!
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Also Known As:
J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
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Place of Birth:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, 1986; Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, 1991; Romance Writers of America Centennial Award, 1997; Romance Writers of America Golden Medallion Award (seven times); Quill Award for Blue Smoke, 2006
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|The Best Book to Read First|
Three Fates is far from Roberts's first book (actually, it's her 145th), but it's a fine place to start -- as fans and critics have noted, Nora Roberts just gets better with age. This volume, the story of two brothers and a sister who try to track down a stolen family heirloom, has all the Roberts trademarks: sex, love, intrigue, adventure -- and Irishmen.
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|'The Prince Is a Bonus'|
|"I'm not interested in telling stories about weak women ... Or if they're weak, I want to show how they grow and how they become strong," Roberts told Book magazine. "I'm not writing about Cinderella sitting waiting for her prince to come and take her away. She'll get out of it herself. The prince is a bonus, a completion, another element -- but it's not the answer to all of her problems."|
|Writing as J. D. Robb||The Beginning...|
|Innocent in Death|
J. D. Robb
Roberts's alter-ego J. D. Robb is back with a brand-new thriller in the New York Times bestselling In Death series.
|Irish Hearts: Irish Thoroughbred and Irish Rose|
In 1980, Nora heard that a new publisher -- Silhouette -- was looking for authors who would put an American spin on Harlequin’s popular romance novel format. In the summer of that year, Silhouette bought Nora’s first book -- Irish Thoroughbred was published in 1981.
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