Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Author Focus: Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.

She worked briefly as a 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 home and tried every craft that came along. A blizzard in February 1979 forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three and six year old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.

Born into a 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 pencil and 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.

(Picture and part of her bio taken from her official website at:

I love Nora Roberts.  In fact, she and Danielle Steele were my first romance authors.  There really isn't anything I don't love that she has written.  She has so many different novels that going through them each on here would be insane!  I highly recommend you click the link above and look at her novels.  She has also written under another pen name, J.D. Robb.

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