In 1997 Nora Roberts was awarded the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nora Roberts was honored with Quill awards issued by the Quills Foundation, as follows: Angels Fall: 2006 Romance; Blue Smoke: 2007 Romance.
As of 2012, Nora Roberts has won an unprecedented 21 of the RWA's RITA Awards, the highest honor given in the romance genre.
Author Nora Roberts celebrates the 139th Kentucky Derby with Moet & Chandon at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Author Nora Roberts attends Kentucky Derby 144 on May 5, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Iconic author of romance novels, Nora Roberts, 2018.
Nora Roberts attended the Unbridled Eve Gala with her husband Bruce Wilder wearing a very elegant gray evening dress.
Nora Roberts: the Joy of Make Believe.
Nora Roberts is one of America's most popular and prolific authors.
Nora Roberts, who sometimes publishes under the name JD Robb, has had 198 books on the New York Times best-seller list.
In Nora Roberts’s books, wealth and glamour are neither the prerequisites nor essential residuals of falling in love.
Nora Roberts's legendary output has helped her become one of America's biggest commercial authors.
Nora Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels.
Nora Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 190 novels.
Nora Roberts is the New York Times bestselling author.
Nora Roberts's legendary output has helped her become one of America's biggest commercial authors.
Nora and Burren (photo is taken from the Ms. Roberts` facebook account)
Nora and actor William Fitchner, photo by Bruce Wilder. (photo is taken from the Ms. Roberts` facebook account)
Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901, United States
During her second year in high school, Roberts transferred to a local public school, Montgomery Blair High School.
(PR executive Sophia Giambelli loves her job and has never...)
PR executive Sophia Giambelli loves her job and has never worried about competition. For three generations, her family’s wines have been world-renowned for their quality. But things are about to change at Villa Giambelli. Tereza, the matriarch, has announced a merger with the MacMillan family’s winery and Sophia will be assuming a new role.
(When five-thousand-year-old human bones are found at a co...)
When five-thousand-year-old human bones are found at a construction site in the small town of Woodsboro, the news draws archaeologist Callie Dunbrook out of her sabbatical and into a whirlwind of adventure, danger, and romance. While overseeing the dig, she must try to make sense of a cloud of death and misfortune that hangs over the project fueling rumors that the site is cursed. She must cope with the presence of her irritating but irresistible ex-husband, Jake. And when a stranger claims to know a secret about her privileged Boston childhood, she must question her own past as well.
(As a Baltimore cop, Nate Burke watched his partner die on...)
As a Baltimore cop, Nate Burke watched his partner die on the street - and the guilt still haunts him. With nowhere else to go, he accepted the job as Chief of Police in a tiny, remote Alaskan town with the hopes of starting over. Despite the name, Lunacy provides a balm for Nate's shattered soul and an unexpected affair with pilot Meg Galloway warms his nights. But other things in Lunacy are heating up. Nate suspects the killer in an unsolved murder still walks the snowy streets. His investigation will unearth the secrets and suspicions that lurk beneath the placid surface, as well as bring out the big-city survival instincts that made him a cop in the first place. And his discovery will threaten the new life - and the new love - that he has finally found for himself.
(Cilla McGowan, a former child star, has found a more sati...)
Cilla McGowan, a former child star, has found a more satisfying life restoring homes. So she comes to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to save the dilapidated farmhouse of her grandmother a legendary actress who died of an overdose there more than thirty years ago. Plunging into the project with gusto, Cilla’s almost too busy and exhausted to notice her neighbor, graphic novelist Ford Sawyer. Determined not to carry on the family tradition of ill-fated romances, Cilla steels herself against Ford’s quirky charm, though she can’t help indulging in a little fantasy.
(Famed sculptor Clare Kimball has commanded the attention ...)
Famed sculptor Clare Kimball has commanded the attention of the New York art world, but troubling memories from childhood have drawn her home to Maryland, to the town where she grew up and where her father died so long ago in circumstances never really explained.
(Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his gra...)
Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his grandparents’ South Dakota ranch, sharing innocent games and stolen kisses with the neighbor girl, Lil Chance. Now, twelve years after they last walked together hand in hand, fate has brought them back to the Black Hills. Coop has left his fast-paced life as an investigator in New York to take care of his aging grandparents and the ranch he has come to call home.
(Emma. Beautiful, intelligent, radiantly talented, she liv...)
Emma. Beautiful, intelligent, radiantly talented, she lives in a star-studded world of wealth and privilege. But she is about to discover that fame is no protection at all when someone wants you dead... All she has to do is close her eyes and she remembers the day Brian McAvoy swept into her life. A frightened toddler, she didn't know then that she was his illegitimate daughter or that he was pop music's rising new star.
(A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and fi...)
A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and finds love in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. To most people, Fiona Bristow seems to have an idyllic life - a quaint house on an island off Seattle’s coast, a thriving dog-training school and a challenging volunteer job performing Canine Search and Rescue. But Fiona got to this point by surviving a nightmare: an encounter with the Red Scarf Killer, who shot and killed Fiona’s cop fiancé and his K-9 partner.
(Being a Missoula smoke jumper is in Rowan’s blood: her fa...)
Being a Missoula smoke jumper is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home - even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air. One of the best of this year’s rookie crop, Gulliver Curry is a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids’ arcade.
(Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous d...)
Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous donor, studious, obedient Elizabeth Fitch finally let loose one night, drinking too much at a nightclub and allowing a strange man’s seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. Twelve years later, the woman now known as Abigail Lowery lives alone on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks.
(Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. Fro...)
Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends. Ireland. County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations and where her destiny awaits. Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.
(For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat ab...)
For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore and its secrets. Despite what his grandmother might believe, Boston attorney Eli Landon doesn’t need a keeper. Eli had come home to Bluff House, his grandmother’s home on Whiskey Beach, to put his life back together. Although he had been cleared of murdering his wife, Lindsay, in Boston over a year ago, some people still believe that where there is smoke, there is fire.
(Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her...)
Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her father into the woods. In freeing the girl trapped in the root cellar, Naomi revealed the horrible extent of her father’s crimes and made him infamous. No matter how close she gets to happiness, she can’t outrun the sins of Thomas David Bowes.
(As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians t...)
As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians to Ireland, Doyle, the immortal, must face his tragic past. Three centuries ago, he closed off his heart, yet his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. And there’s no one more familiar with the wild than Riley and the wolf within her... An archaeologist, Riley is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but now she finds herself on unsure footing, targeted by the dark goddess who wants more than the stars, more than the blood of the guardians. While searching through Irish history for clues that will lead them to the final star and the mysterious Island of Glass, Riley must fight her practical nature and admit her sudden attraction to Doyle is more than just a fling. For it is his strength that will sustain her and give her the power to run towards love and save them all.
(It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly...)
It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed - and more than half of the world’s population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos.
(The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a famil...)
The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a family business, an idyllic spot for vacationers. A little over thirty thousand acres and home to four generations, it’s kept running by Bodine Longbow with the help of a large staff, including new hire Callen Skinner. There was another member of the family once: Bodine’s aunt, Alice, who ran off before Bodine was born.
(Dive shop owner Liz Palmer has made an idyllic life for h...)
Dive shop owner Liz Palmer has made an idyllic life for herself in Cozumel. But everything changes when her employee is murdered and his grieving twin brother storms into Liz’s life with revenge in his heart. Suddenly Liz is plunged into the dangerous world of drug smugglers, and she discovers how impossible it is to resist both the mystery and the passionate man trying to solve it.
(When the handsome Adam Haines shows up at Kirby Fairchild...)
When the handsome Adam Haines shows up at Kirby Fairchild’s ancestral home looking for a quiet place to paint, she’s more than skeptical. Yet as days and nights wear on, the attraction she feels for him builds, whether she wants it to or not. But when Adam begins to act suspiciously, Kirby must uncover his real purpose at her father’s home…before it’s too late.
(Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely...)
Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely knows the world that existed before - the city where her parents lived, now in ruins and reclaimed by nature since the Doom sickened and killed billions.
(It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Main...)
It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at video game store tended to customers. Then the shooters arrived. The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever.
(It’s been twelve years, but very little in Hyatt Town, Ma...)
It’s been twelve years, but very little in Hyatt Town, Maryland has changed. Vanessa Sexton, a successful concert pianist, has finally come home to the small town after having her heart shattered all those years ago. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hasn’t changed much either - he is still lean, athletic, rugged. But the once reckless boy had become a solid, dependable man. He’d stood her up on the most important night of her life; can she ever trust him again?
(Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in N...)
Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, young Zane Bigelow feels like a prisoner of war. Strangers - and even Zane’s own aunt across the lake see his parents as a successful surgeon and his stylish wife, making appearances at their children’s ballet recitals and baseball games. Zane and his sister know the truth: There is something terribly wrong.
(After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilizati...)
After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilization, magick has become commonplace, and Fallon Swift has spent her young years learning its ways. Fallon cannot live in peace until she frees those who have been preyed upon by the government or the fanatical Purity Warriors, endlessly hunted or locked up in laboratories, brutalized for years on end.
(For celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe getting an ...)
For celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe getting an interview with the reclusive horror writer Hunter Brown has become a personal quest. Digging into private lives is her business, but now Hunter has turned the tables. He will only give the interview if Lee agrees to go on a camping trip. Lee knows that it will take more than just good interviewing skills to get her an exclusive one-on-one. But after spending some time alone with the seductively mysterious author, Lee discovers the only thing she wants exclusively is Hunter.
(Visitors come to Charity’s friendly little inn to escape ...)
Visitors come to Charity’s friendly little inn to escape their ordinary lives. But FBI Agent Roman DeWinter knows something ugly is going on beneath the cozy surface. His mission is to expose the dangerous criminal gang operating out of the inn. Going undercover, Roman begins his investigation – which puts Charity’s life on the line. A hit-and-run attack leaves her shaken and bruised, but only Roman knows how close she came to death. And with the gang under pressure and about to be exposed, they’re both in terrible danger.
(Lieutenant Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent and ser...)
Lieutenant Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent and serve justice to the guilty on the streets of New York. Homicide cop Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband, Roarke, are building a brand-new school and youth shelter. They know that the hard life can lead kids toward dangerous crossroads and with this new project, they hope to nudge a few more of them onto the right path. For expert help, they hire child psychologist Dr. Rochelle Pickering - whose own brother pulled himself out of a spiral of addiction and crime with Rochelle’s support. Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy.
(A fiercely independent career woman is determined not to ...)
A fiercely independent career woman is determined not to fall for a handsome movie star in this classic modern romance. TV producer Johanna Patterson has worked long and hard to make a name for herself in a man's world. She's tough, self-sufficient and isn't about to be impressed by a man like actor Sam Weaver, whose tough good looks have propelled him to movie stardom. Johanna can't be won over by a pretty face. Sam has a reputation, and Johanna is determined to protect herself at all costs. The problem is that Sam is not quite the man Johanna thought he was. He's better. And for a woman who forgot what it means to be surprised, Sam has an uncanny way of making her lose her self-control...
Roberts attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her second year in high school, Roberts transferred to a local public school, Montgomery Blair High School from which she graduated in 1968.
Nora Roberts had her first try with writing in 1979 during a blizzard in February. She recalls that being housebound with three feet of snow everywhere she had nothing else to do. She fell in love with writing as soon as she wrote down her ideas for the first time and ended up producing six manuscripts right away. She tried her luck with Harlequin a Canadian based leading publisher of romantic novels but faced rejections for the first couple of tries. Harlequin wrote back to her saying they already had their American writer referring towards Janet Dailey.
By the time Nora got her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, published in 1981 she had several rejections and three years of experience behind her. During 1982 to 1984, Nora wrote 23 novels. Despite a large number of novels produced by her, Nora did not get real recognition until 1985 when “Playing the Odds” the first novel of her best selling romantic series surfaced in the market. The book was an instant success and with it, Nora achieved a great recognition among the romance readers. Nora played a key role in making a shift of romantic novels from typical eighteen-year-old heroines and superficial male portrayals to a more realistic approach. Her years of experience in romantic genre helped her build an ability to create more realistic characters.
Roberts passed in 1996 the hundred-novel mark with Montana Sky and in 2012 doubled that with The Witness. Since 1999, every one of Roberts's novels has been a New York Times bestseller, and 124 of her novels have ranked on the Times bestseller list, including 29 that debuted in the number-one spot. As of January 24, 2013, Roberts's novels had spent a combined 948 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List, including 148 weeks in the number-one spot. As of January 9, 2009, 400 million copies of her books are in print, including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone. Her novels have been published in 35 countries.
Two of Roberts' novels, Sanctuary and Magic Moments, had previously been made into TV movies. In 2007, Lifetime Television adapted four Nora Roberts novels into TV movies: Angels Fall starring Heather Locklear, Montana Sky starring Ashley Williams, Blue Smoke starring Alicia Witt, and Carolina Moon starring Claire Forlani. It was the first time that Lifetime had adapted multiple works by the same author. Four more films were released on four consecutive Saturdays in March and April 2009. The 2009 collection included Northern Lights starring LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian, Midnight Bayou starring Jerry O'Connell, High Noon starring Emilie de Ravin, and Tribute starring Brittany Murphy.
Roberts continues to be a prolific author. In 2013, she released Calculated In Death, Whiskey Beach, and Thankless in Death. In 2014, she released Concealed in Death, The Collector, and Festive in Death. In 2015, she’s released the latest J.D. Robb book Obsession in Death and Devoted in Death is slated for sale in September. She also released The Liar.
Roberts also has been included repeatedly on the Giving Back Fund's annual lists of the most philanthropic celebrities, with the bulk of her donations going to the Nora Roberts Foundation. The foundation financially supports organizations that promote literacy and the arts, assist children and engage in humanitarian efforts. The Foundation also endowed the Nora Roberts Center for American Romance at McDaniel College, which supports academic scholarship on the American romance novel, with special emphasis on the literary qualities and significance of the romance.
(Famed sculptor Clare Kimball has commanded the attention ...)2009
(Daughter of a cold, controlling mother and an anonymous d...)2012
(When five-thousand-year-old human bones are found at a co...)2004
(Fallon Swift, approaching her thirteenth birthday, barely...)2018
(Cooper Sullivan spent the summers of his youth on his gra...)2009
(After the sickness known as the Doom destroyed civilizati...)2019
(Within the walls of a tasteful, perfectly kept house in N...)2019
(For celebrity magazine reporter Lee Radcliffe getting an ...)2019
(When the handsome Adam Haines shows up at Kirby Fairchild...)2017
(A fiercely independent career woman is determined not to ...)2019
(As the hunt for the Star of Ice leads the six guardians t...)2016
(Sasha Riggs is a reclusive artist, haunted by dreams and ...)2015
(For more than three hundred years, Bluff House has sat ab...)2013
(Lieutenant Eve Dallas fights to save the innocent and ser...)2019
(A canine Search and Rescue volunteer fights danger and fi...)2010
(As a Baltimore cop, Nate Burke watched his partner die on...)2004
(The Bodine ranch and resort in western Montana is a famil...)2017
(Being a Missoula smoke jumper is in Rowan’s blood: her fa...)2011
(Cilla McGowan, a former child star, has found a more sati...)2008
(PR executive Sophia Giambelli loves her job and has never...)2001
(Naomi Bowes lost her innocence the night she followed her...)2016
(Visitors come to Charity’s friendly little inn to escape ...)2019
(It’s been twelve years, but very little in Hyatt Town, Ma...)2018
(Dive shop owner Liz Palmer has made an idyllic life for h...)2017
(It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Main...)2018
(Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. Fro...)2013
(Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illus...)2018
(It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly...)2017
(Emma. Beautiful, intelligent, radiantly talented, she liv...)2009
"Write the best book you possibly can, and don't worry about the future. Don't look at five or ten years down the road when it comes to plotting and planning. You can't do anything about those books. What you can do is make sure the book you're working on right now is the best thing you've ever written."
"Build a foundation to create a career as an author. One hit wonders won't be around in five years, but if you give your readers a consistent series of great stories, they'll come back again and again. You're creating a catalog you can be proud of, not trying for instant stardom. It's a gradual process, but so is building a wall or creating anything of value."
"If you were a doctor or a plumber, you wouldn't be struggling to justify your work time with other obligations. Learn to juggle family, friends, and social time so that your writing career is as important as any other job would be."
"Never wait around for inspiration. It's your job to sit down in the chair and figure out what to write. There is no muse. There is no writer's block. There's only writing."
"The most important advice in the world: BICHOK, which stands for Butt In Chair, Hands On Keyboard. In other words, sit yourself down and write. Write like it's your job, not like it's a hobby. If you've only been able to carve out an hour a day to write, write steadily through that entire hour. Don't take days off, don't avoid writing because you don't feel like it today. Get in front of the computer and create words every single day of your life."
Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America and a member of the Mystery Writers of America.
Born to Irish descendent parents, Nora Roberts describes herself as “an Irish woman through and through”. Since her childhood Nora remembers herself being fond of reading. Her family always had passion for reading; this developed a never ending bond between Nora and writing which she delightfully embraced.
Physical Characteristics: Roberts has an aversion to flying.
Nora Roberts met her first husband, Ronald Aufdem-Brinke while studying at the public school, Montgomery Blair High School. They married against her parents' wishes, in 1968, as soon as she had graduated from high school. During her first marriage, she had two sons, Jason and Dan.
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, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.