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Nora Roberts
Pseudonym/s: J.D. Robb/Mystery
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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 disciplines 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.

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.

Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men has given Ms. Roberts a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she's been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.

Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry.

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Book Series
Born In
Bride Quartet
Cordina Royal Family
Cousins O’Dwyer
Cousins O’Dwyer
Cousins O’Dwyer
Guardians Trilogy
Hathaway Family
Hornblower/Stone Series
In the Garden series
Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy Series
Irish Hearts series
Irish Trilogy
Jack's Story
Journalism Series
Key Trilogy
Language of Love
Lust
Lyndon Series
MacKade Brothers
Night Tales
Night Tales
Quinn Brothers
Reflections and Dreams series
Sign of Seven Trilogy
Stanislaski Family
Stars Of Mithra
The Calhoun Women
The Circle Trilogy
The Donovan Legacy
The Dream
The MacGregors
The O'Hurleys
Three Sisters Island
Book List
Bay of Sighs (06/16)

Obsession, The (hardcover) (04/16)

Stars of Fortune (11/15)

Liar, The (hardcover) (04/15)

Blood Magick (10/14)

Collector, The (hardcover) (04/14)

Shadow Spell (03/14)

Dark Witch (10/13)

Whispered Promieses (anthology) (09/13)

Chesapeake Blue (reprint) (08/13)

Inner Harbor (reprint) (07/13)

Rising Tides (reprint) (06/13)

Sea Swept (reprint) (05/13)

Witness, The (paperback) (04/13)

Whiskey Beach (hardcover) (04/13)

Perfect Hope, The (11/12)

First Impressions (anthology-reprint) (10/12)

Finding the Dream (reprint) (10/12)

Hidden Riches (reprint) (09/12)

Last Boyfriend, The (05/12)

Witness, The (hardcover) (04/12)

Chasing Fire (paperback) (04/12)

MacGregors: Robert - Cybil (reprint) (04/12)

Brazen Virtue (reissue) (11/11)

Next Always, The (11/11)

River's End (reissue) (09/11)

Hot Ice (reissue) (09/11)

Search, The (mass market) (04/11)

Chasing Fire (hardcover) (04/11)

MacGregors: Alan & Grant, The (reissue) (02/11)

From the Heart (anthology--reissue) (01/11)

And Then There Was You: Island of Flowers / Less of a Stranger (reissue) (11/10)

O'Hurley's Return (anthology--reissue) (11/10)

Happy Ever After (11/10)

O'Hurley Born (reissue) (10/10)

Secrets and Sunrise: Risky Business / Mind Over Matter (reissue) (08/10)

Honest Illusions (reprint--paperback) (07/10)

Search, The (paperback) (07/10)

Search, The (Hardcover) (07/10)

Sweet Rains (06/10)

Savor the Moment (05/10)

Black Hills (paperback) (05/10)

Carnal Innocence (reprint) (03/10)

Night Tales: Night Shield and Night Moves (paperback-reissue) (03/10)

Night Tales: Nightshade and Night Smoke (paperback-reissue) (02/10)

Night Tales: Night Shift and Night Shadow (paperback-reissue) (01/10)

Genuine Lies (reprint) (01/10)

Hot Rocks (01/10)

Duets: The Name of the Game / Once More With Feeling (reissue) (01/10)

Worth the Risk: Partners/ The Art of Deception (reissue) (12/09)

Bed of Roses (11/09)

Western Skies: Song of the West/Boundary Lines (paperback) (10/09)

Windfall (paperback) (09/09)

Reef, The (paperback--reprint) (09/09)

Forever (08/09)

Public Secrets (07/09)

Black Hills (Hardcover) (07/09)

Homeport (reprint) (07/09)

Sanctuary (reprint) (07/09)

Hidden Riches (paperback--reprint) (07/09)

Irish Born (paperback--reprint) (07/09)

True Betrayals (paperback-reprint) (07/09)

Montana Sky (paperback-reprint) (07/09)

MacKade Brothers: Devin and Shane (reissue) (07/09)

Law of Love, The: Lawless/The Law is a Lady (paperback) (05/09)

Vision in White (04/09)

Where The Heart Is (From This Day/ Her Mother's Keeper) (04/09)

Sweet Revenge (paperback) (04/09)

Tribute (paperback) (03/09)

McKade Brothers, The: Rafe and Jared (paperback--reprint) (03/09)

Charmed and Enchanted (anthology--reprint) (02/09)

Chances: Opposites Attract/A Will and a Way (anthology) (01/09)

Love by Design: Loving Jack/Best Laid Plans (anthology) (12/08)

Pagan Stone, The (12/08)

Captivated and Entranced (anthology) (11/08)

First Impressions: First Impressions/Blithe Images (anthology) (10/08)

Falling for Rachel (large print) (08/08)

Luring a Lady (large print) (07/08)

Tribute (07/08)

Waiting for Nick/Considering Kate (anthology) (06/08)

Hollow, The (05/08)

High Noon (paperback) (05/08)

Falling for Rachel/Convincing Alex (anthology) (04/08)

Mysterious (anthology--reprint) (03/08)

Treasures (anthology--reprint) (02/08)

Taming Natasha/Luring a Lady (anthology) (01/08)

Stars of Mithra (12/07)

Blood Brothers, The (11/07)

Christmas Angels (UK-Anthology) (11/07)

Truly, Madly Manhattan (Anthology) (11/07)

Gift, The (Anthology) (10/07)

MacGregor Brides, The (reissue) (08/07)

High Noon (07/07)

Sanctuary [reissue] (07/07)

Summer Pleasures (Anthology) (06/07)

MacGregors: Robert - Cybil (06/07)

Cordina's Royal Family: Bennett & Camilla (05/07)

Angels Fall (paperback) (05/07)

Table for Two (03/07)

Irish Dreams: Irish Rebel and Sullivan's Woman (02/07)

Irish Hearts: Irish Thoroughbred
and
Irish Rose (Anthology)
(01/07)

Rebellion (reissue) (12/06)

Valley of Silence (11/06)

First Impressions (reissue) (11/06)

Vampire Trilogy Boxed Set (11/06)

Dance of the Gods (10/06)

Dream Makers (Anthology) (10/06)

Morrigan's Cross (09/06)

By My Side (09/06)

Dangerous (anthology--reprint) (08/06)

Public Secrets (reissue) (07/06)

Angels Fall (07/06)

Montana Sky (paperback-reprint) (06/06)

Blue Smoke (paperback reprint) (05/06)

Time and Again (Anthology-reissue) (04/06)

MacGregors: Alan - Grant (03/06)

Cordina's Royal Family: Gabriella & Alexander (02/06)

Quinn Legacy, The (02/06)

MacGregors: Serena - Caine (01/06)

Quinn Brothers, The (01/06)

Going Home (12/05)

Red Lily (11/05)

Blue Smoke (10/05)

Night Shield
and
Night Moves
(09/05)

Gabriel's Angel (hardcover) (09/05)

Spellbound (09/05)

Northern Lights (paperback reprint) (09/05)

Nightshade
and
Night Smoke
(08/05)

Night Shift
and
Night Shadow
(07/05)

True Betrayals (paperback-reprint) (07/05)

Black Rose (05/05)

Two of a Kind (Anthology) (05/05)

Calhouns: Suzanna and Megan, The (03/05)

O'Hurley's Return (Anthology) (02/05)

Lovers and Dreamers (01/05)

Calhouns: Catherine, Amanda and Lilah, The (01/05)

Blue Dahlia (12/04)

Reunion (12/04)

Northern Lights (10/04)

Gift, The (anthology-hardcover) (10/04)

Moon Shadows (Anthology) (09/04)

Charmed and Enchanted (Anthology) (09/04)

Little Magic, A (reprint) (08/04)

Divine Evil (hardcover-reprint) (08/04)

Born O'Hurley: The Last Honest Woman and Dance to the Piper (anthology) (08/04)

Little Fate, A (reprint) (05/04)

With Open Arms (05/04)

Remember When (04/04)

Birthright (paperback) (03/04)

Mackade Brothers: Rafe - Jared (03/04)

Search for Love (reissue) (02/04)

Chesapeake Blue (paperback) (01/04)

Key of Valor (01/04)

Key of Knowledge (12/03)

Suspicious (Anthology) (11/03)

Key of Light (10/03)

Once Upon a Midnight (Anthology) (09/03)

Remember When (09/03)

Mysterious (08/03)

Private Scandals (08/03)

Secret Star (07/03)

Engaging the Enemy (04/03)

Birthright (03/03)

Three Fates (paperback) (03/03)

Irish Born (anthology) (01/03)

Dangerous (Anthology) (12/02)

Chesapeake Blue (11/02)

Midnight Bayou (paperback) (11/02)

Once Upon a Kiss (Anthology) (09/02)

Honest Illusions (paperback--reissue) (08/02)

Hidden Star (07/02)

Captive Star (07/02)

Hot Ice (hardcover) (07/02)

Reflections and Dreams (Anthology) (07/02)

Heart's Victory, The (reissue) (07/02)

Waiting For Nick (07/02)

Face the Fire (05/02)

Once More With Feeling (Hardcover) (05/02)

Three Fates (04/02)

Villa, The (paperback) (03/02)

Cordina's Crown Jewel (02/02)

Considering Kate (02/02)

Little Magic, A (01/02)

Heaven And Earth (11/01)

Midnight Bayou (hardcover) (10/01)

Once Upon A Rose (Anthology) (10/01)

Time and Again (Anthology) (09/01)

Dance Upon The Air (06/01)

Rising Tides (reissue) (06/01)

True Betrayal,
Montana Sky,
and
Sanctuary
(05/01)

Carolina Moon (04/01)

Holding The Dream (04/01)

Villa, The (hardcover) (03/01)

Heart Of The Sea (12/00)

Night Shield (09/00)

Sacred Sins (hardcover) (07/00)

Tears of the Moon (06/00)

From The Heart (06/00)

Montana Sky (06/00)

Irish Rebel (06/00)

River's End (05/00)

Carolina Moon (hardcover) (03/00)

Once Upon A Star (Anthology) (12/99)

Jewels of the Sun (11/99)

Donovan Legacy, The (11/99)

Enchanted (11/99)

Reef, The (10/99)

Inner Harbor (08/99)

Rebellion (reissue) (07/99)

Carnal Innocence (hardcover) (07/99)

Homeport (05/99)

Genuine Lies (05/99)

Forever Mine (Anthology) (04/99)

MacGregors: Daniel - Ian (04/99)

Perfect Neighbor, The (03/99)

River's End (hardcover) (03/99)

MacGregors: Alan - Grant (02/99)

Rising Tides (01/99)

Inner Harbor (reissue) (01/99)

MacGregors: Serena - Caine (12/98)

MacGregor Grooms, The (11/98)

Winning Hand, The (10/98)

Genuine Lies (hardcover) (07/98)

Sanctuary (05/98)

Born in Fire,
Born in Ice
and
Born in Shame
(04/98)

Public Secrets (04/98)

Homeport (hardcover) (03/98)

Once Upon A Castle (Anthology) (03/98)

Sea Swept (01/98)

MacGregor Brides, The (11/97)

Finding The Dream (08/97)

Public Secrets (hardcover reprint) (06/97)

Sweet Revenge (06/97)

Born In Ice (11/96)

From the Heart (reissue) (11/96)

Megan's Mate (11/96)

Daring To Dream (08/96)

Sweet Revenge (hardcover) (08/96)

Brazen Virtue (08/96)

True Betrayals (05/96)

Fall Of Shane MacKade, The (04/96)

Heart Of Devin MacKade, The (04/96)

Without A Trace (02/96)

Boundary Lines (02/96)

Born In Shame (01/96)

Pride Of Jared MacKade, The (12/95)

Skin Deep (10/95)

Honest Illusions (07/95)

True Betrayals (hardcover) (06/95)

Hidden Riches (05/95)

Return of Rafe MacKade, The (04/95)

Dance To The Piper (11/94)

Born In Fire (10/94)

Night Smoke (10/94)

Welcoming, The (06/94)

Temptation (05/94)

Birds, Bees and Babies '94 (Anthology) (05/94)

Convincing Alex (03/94)

Treasures Lost, Treasures Found (reissue) (01/94)

Command Performance (12/93)

Blithe Images (reissue) (12/93)

Nightshade (11/93)

Less Of A Stranger (10/93)

Name Of The Game, The (08/93)

One Summer (06/93)

Gabriel's Angel (06/93)

Dual Image (04/93)

Second Nature (04/93)

Right Path, The (02/93)

This Magic Moment (01/93)

Sullivan's Woman (12/92)

Partners (12/92)

Charmed (11/92)

Her Mother's Keeper (11/92)

For Now, Forever (10/92)

Entranced (10/92)

Rules Of The Game (10/92)

Divine Evil (10/92)

Captivated (09/92)

From This Day (08/92)

Opposites Attract (06/92)

Unfinished Business (06/92)

Reflections (04/92)

Dance of Dreams (04/92)

First Impressions (04/92)

Irish Thoroughbred (reissue) (02/92)

Irish Rose (reissue) (02/92)

Law Is A Lady, The (02/92)

Luring A Lady (12/91)

Falling For Rachel (12/91)

Carnal Innocence (paperback) (12/91)

Historical Christmas Stories, 1990 (Anthology) (11/91)

Suzanna's Surrender (09/91)

For The Love Of Lilah (08/91)

Man For Amanda, A (07/91)

Courting Catherine (05/91)

Night Shadow (03/91)

Night Shift (01/91)

Last Honest Woman, The (10/90)

Sacred Sins (08/90)

Taming Natasha (03/90)

Times Change (01/90)

Time Was (12/89)

Silhouette Summer Sizzlers (Anthology) (05/89)

Best Laid Plans (03/89)

Loving Jack (01/89)

Rebellion (08/88)

Affaire Royale (06/88)

Irish Rose (03/88)

Playboy Prince, The (10/87)

Hot Ice (08/87)

Treasures Lost, Treasures Found (07/86)

Lessons Learned (06/86)

Art Of Deception, The (02/86)

Summer Desserts (10/85)

Storm Warning (02/84)

Once More With Feeling (06/83)

Tonight And Always (01/83)

Heart's Victory, The (11/82)

Song of the West (reissue) (11/82)

Blithe Images (08/82)

Search for Love (07/82)

Song Of The West (04/82)

Island Of Flowers (01/82)

Irish Thoroughbred (11/81)



 
 
 

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