Nora Roberts is a renowned American author, who has penned down more than 200 novels. Roberts has written under the pen names of J.D Robb in the Death book series. Jill March and Sarah Hardesty are her other pseudonyms. Nora Roberts became the very first author to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Romance Writers of America. In the year, 2011, Robert’s novels had stayed for more than 861 weeks on the Best Sellers list of New York Times and 176 weeks in the first slot. Roberts was born on 10 October 1950. Nora Roberts happens to be the youngest of five children. Because both of her parents have Irish ancestors, Nora Roberts is of Irish descent. From time to Time, Nora Roberts has described herself as an Irish woman. All her family members were avid readers. Thus books were a key part in her life.
Order of Great Chefs Series
Order of The Stanislaskis: Those Wild Ukrainians Series
|2||Luring A Lady||1991|
|3||Falling for Rachel||1993|
|5||Waiting for Nick||1997|
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Order of The MacGregors Series
|1||Playing The Odds||1985|
|3||All The Possibilities||1985|
|4||One Man's Art||1985|
|5||For Now, Forever||1987|
|7||The MacGregor Brides||1997|
|8||The MacGregor Grooms||1998|
|9||The Winning Hand||1998|
|10||Instinct for Love||1998|
|11||The Perfect Neighbor||1999|
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Order of The Donovan Legacy Series
Order of Sacred Sins Series
Order of The MacKade Brothers Series
|1||The Return of Rafe MacKade||1995|
|2||The Pride of Jared Mackade||1995|
|3||The Heart of Devin MacKade||1996|
|4||The Fall of Shane MacKade||1996|
Order of Jack's Stories Series
Order of Irish Hearts Series
Order of Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Series
Order of Stars of Mithra Series
Order of Time and Again: Hornblower-Stone Series
Order of Celebrity Magazine Series
Order of Cordina's Royal Family Series
|3||The Playboy Prince||1987|
|4||Cordina's Crown Jewel||1992|
Order of In the Garden Series
Order of The Calhouns Series
|1||A Man for Amanda||1991|
|2||For the Love of Lilah||1991|
Order of The O'Hurleys Series
|1||The Last Honest Woman||1988|
|2||Dance to the Piper||1988|
|4||Without A Trace||1990|
Order of The Guardians Trilogy Series
Order of Chronicles of The One Series
Order of Three Sisters Island Series
Order of In Death Series
Order of Key Trilogy Series
Order of Chesapeake Bay Saga Series
Order of Dream Trilogy Series
Order of Gallaghers of Ardmore Series
Order of Circle Trilogy Series
Order of Sign of Seven Series
Order of Bride Quartet Series
|1||Bed of Roses||2009|
|2||Vision in White||2009|
|3||Savor the Moment||2010|
|4||Happy Ever After||2010|
Order of Born In Trilogy Series
Order of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy Series
Order of Nora Roberts Standalone Novels
Order of Nora Roberts Short Story Collections
The author Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Robertson in 1950, in the community of Silver Springs, Maryland. Roberts has Irish ancestry, which is reflected through some of her work, especially her Irish Hearts series of books. Roberts grew up in a family which valued literature, and so she grew up immersed in books. However, although she greatly enjoyed reading, Roberts was not a keen writer as a child, which, given her output now, is somewhat surprising. Roberts’ school years were unspectacular, and, unlike some authors, the seed for writing was not planted at this time. She did, though, meet her future husband at high school, whom she married immediately after graduation in 1968. with her husband, Roberts had two sons, Dan and Jason, whose names would later inspire her JD Robb pen name. Her marriage ended in divorce in 1983.
While writing might not have been in Nora Roberts’ blood as a child, she made up for it in 1979, when she first sat down to write. When the weather took a turn for the worse in February of that year, in the form of a blizzard, it left Roberts and her sons housebound, stuck behind three feet of snow. With nothing else to do, Roberts sat down, put her ideas onto paper and eventually produced six manuscripts in her romantic fiction style, which she then sent through to the publisher harlequin. However, there would be no miracle story with the first-time author getting her manuscripts accepted by a big publishing house. Instead, her initial manuscripts were rejected.
Shortly after starting her writing adventure, Roberts found success when the publisher Silhouette was formed. Silhouette were looking to build a pool of authors that had been snubbed by Harlequin, of which Roberts was won. So, in 1981, Irish Thoroughbred, her first work of fiction, was published. The following year, Roberts had five books published for Silhouette, as well as a shorter piece called Melodies of Love for a periodical. In 1983, Roberts ramped her output up further, with the publication of of eight novels, including the two books in the Davidov series, for Silhouette and its subsidiaries. There were ten books published for Silhouette in 1984, and ten more in 1985. In 1985, Roberts also started her MacGregors series, which encompasses nine books, four of which were published in 1985. She also wrote the first book in her Great Chefs series that year. In 1986, Roberts had eight books published, including the two books in the Celebrity Magazine series, the second book and final book in her Great Chefs series, and also the first book in the Cordina’s Royal Family series. 1987 saw the continuation of the Cordina’s Royal Family series, as well as the fifth book in the MacGregors series.
Also in 1987, Roberts had her first book published for Bantam, Sacred Sins, the first in a two-part series, which was completed in 1988, with the book Brazen Virtue. Roberts would also continue to write for Silhouette, writing the O’Hurleys series of books for them, with the first three books published in 1988. Roberts also finally had a book published for Harlqeuin (although it was Harlequin Historical), in 1988, Rebellion, which is the a novella that is also a part of the MacGregors series. In 1989, amongst other novels, Roberts wrote the three books in the Loving Jack series, Loving Jack, Best Laid Plans and Lawless. She also continued her association with Bantam, writing Sweet Revenge for them.
The 1990s saw Roberts continued her prolific output, which also saw her start several other series of books, including the Stanislaskis series, the Calhoun Women series, the Night Tales series and also the Donovan Legacy series of books.
By the time 1995 came, Roberts was such a prolific author that her new publisher, Putnam, was unable to keep up. Thus, the pen name JD Robb was born, which Roberts would use to write her successful In Death series, which is a futuristic romantic suspense series of novels. The first book in the In Death series, Naked in Death, was published in 1995, followed by Glory in Death. As well as writing her In Death series, Roberts continued her traditional romance writing, which saw her start the MacKade Brother series, the Stars of Mithra series and the Chesapeake Bay series, amongst others, as well as continuing her ongoing series such as the MacGregors series and the Calhoun Women series. In 2000, Nora Roberts finally finished her Irish Hearts trilogy with the novel Irish Rebel, following Irish Thoroughbred and Irish Rose.
Roberts work has seen her become a mainstay of the New York Times bestseller list, with all of her novels charting since 1999. As well as the commercial success, Roberts has also won seven Golden Medallion wards, which were given out by the Romance Writers of America. She has also won 12 RITA awards from the Romance Writers of America in both the Best Romantic Suspense category and the Best Contemporary Single Title category. On top of that, many of Roberts’ work has been adapted into TV films, mainly by the Lifetime Movie Channel, which adapted four of Roberts’ novels for their 2007 Collection, and another four for their 2009 Collection.
Despite the fact that she always made up stories in her head, Roberts was still not able to pen down excellent stories as a child. However, she knew she had the ability to create good lies, some of which were believable. Nora Roberts was admitted to Catholic school, and up to date, she credits the nuns for instilling a great sense of discipline. While on her 2nd year in High school, Nora Roberts was transferred to Montgomery Blair High school, a local public school, where she had the opportunity to meet Ronald Aufdembrinke, her first husband. As a newly married couple, Nora Roberts and her husband relocated to Blumpkin, Maryland. Before joining her parents in their family business, a lighting company, Roberts’s husband used to work at his father’s business. Roberts gave birth to Jason and Dan. Roberts was employed as a homemaker, and from time to time she describes this period as Earth Mother years.
Later on, Roberts met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, who is a carpenter. This was after she had contracted him to build shelves for him. Bruce Wilder owned and operated a bookstore, which is located in Boonsboro, Maryland. Furthermore, he also serves as an adult content videographer and photographer. Robert and Wilder also owned the Boone hotel, which was located nearby. However, the hotel was destroyed while it was undergoing renovations by fire. In the year 2009, the hotel was one again reopened under the name Inn Boonsboro. All the suites in the hotel were not only inspired but also named after literary romantic couples who had happy endings.
Nora Roberts Awards
Nora Roberts is the recipient of numerous literary awards such as the RITA Award, where her novels Tribute and Born in Ice won their respective categories. She is also the recipient of a Quill Award with her novels Blue Smoke and Angels Fall winning their respective categories.
Nora Roberts Books into Movies
A majority of her works have been adapted for a screenplay. Some of her most noticeable works to be adapted into film include Carolina Moon, Montana Sky, Angels Falls and Northern Lights.
Best Nora Roberts Books
Vision in White: This is one of the best reads and is Nora Roberts best-performing book. Vision in White is the first installment in Bride Quartet book series. In this book, Nora introduces the reader to Mac Elliot. All Mac had ever dreamed of her life was taking photographs at a wedding and this time around her dream has come true when Mac and her friends come together to create Wow, a wedding planning business. Mac being a well-established and known photographer, she has the ability to capture some of the best moments during a wedding. However, Mac had never thought of getting married because she has trust issues, which had begun when her father had left her together with her mother when she was still a child. Her mother is constantly asking Mac for money, irrespective as to whether her act is hurting Mac.
One fateful day, Mac runs into an exceedingly shy and sexy teacher who is known as Carter Maguire. She has known Carter Maguire ever since she was still in high school. She comes to learn that Maguire has always had feelings towards her. Now, it is Carter’s work to ensure that he conquers Mac’s fear of falling in love. With that said, this novel is not only simple it is also exceedingly amazing. You are going to appreciate the fact that the author addressed issues such as true love and friendship and also portrayed their importance as well.
Nora Roberts FAQ
Q: What is Nora Roberts’ real name?
A: The author Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Robertson. She shortened her first name and surname to create the pen name Nora Roberts.
Q: What is the title of Nora Roberts’ first book?
A: Nora Roberts’ first book was Irish Thoroughbred, the first book in her Irish Hearts trilogy, which also features Irish Rose and Irish Rebel.