Nora Roberts Facts

Nora Roberts Facts
Nora Roberts is a bestselling American romance novelist. She was born Eleanor Marie Robertson on October 10th, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was the youngest of five children, and her family was fond of reading, instilling in her a love of books from an early age. She didn't take to writing however until she was almost 30. Nora married in 1968, right after high school graduation, and had two sons. In 1979 while being snowed in from a blizzard, she wrote her first novel. She continued to write manuscripts and in 1981 she had her first sale to the romance publisher Silhouette. The book was Irish Thoroughbred.
Interesting Nora Roberts Facts:
Nora and her first husband divorced in 1983. In 1985 she met her second husband after hiring him to build her bookshelves.
Between 1982 and 1984 Nora Roberts wrote 23 novels. It wasn't until 1985, when her romance novel Playing the Odds became an instant hit with readers that she became well-known.
The novels that Nora Roberts wrote for Silhouette were published under a variety of imprints including Silhouette Sensation, Special Edition, Intrigue, MIRA, and Desire.
Between 1991 and 2001 Nora Roberts wrote 68 novels. All 68 made it to the New York Times' bestsellers list.
Nora Roberts began writing for Bantam and then five years afterwards she began writing for Putnam.
When Nora Roberts moved to Putnam in 1992 the publisher could not keep up with her high novel output and encouraged her to publish under a pseudonym so they could publish more of her work. Nora began to publish under the Name J.D. Robb. The books under this name were romantic suspense novels and later the In Death futuristic science fiction police novels.
In the years 1999 and 2000 Nora Robert's novels accounted for four out of five bestselling romance novels in the U.S.
In 2000 Nora Roberts had 13 bestsellers.
Nora Roberts writes eight hours each day, reportedly even when on vacation.
Nora Roberts and her husband own the Inn BoonsBoro, in Boonsboro, Maryland. The suites are decorated with inspiration from the couples in Nora's romance novels.
There were 49 In Death novels by 2014, with more books in the series scheduled for release.
Nora Roberts' 100th book was Montana Sky, published in 1996. Her 200th novel was The Witness, published in 2012.
By January of 2013 Nora Roberts' novels had a combined total of 948 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her novels had also spent 148 weeks in the top spot.
Nora Roberts' novels have been published in 35 countries around the world. Many have been made into TV movies.
Nora Roberts also writes under the pen names J.D. Robb, Jill March, and Sarah Hardesty.
Nora Roberts has won many awards for her novels including Golden Medallion awards, RITA awards, and Quill awards.
Nora Roberts has an estimated net worth of more than $150 million.
Nora Roberts was the first inductee into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.
In the United States alone there are more than 127 million copies of Nora Roberts' book in print.

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