Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 10, 1950
SpouseBruce Wilder, Ronald Aufdem Brinke
FactBiography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, volume 166, pages 348-357. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2008.


Nora Roberts is an American author of more than 225 romance, mystery and suspense novels. She has been praised for her strong, independent female characters and her skillful blend of romance and suspense. Her novels have sold more than 500 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

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Roberts was born on October 10, 1950, in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is the youngest of five children. Her father was a government employee and her mother was a homemaker. Roberts began writing stories at a young age and had her first novel published when she was 28.

Roberts’ career took off in the 1980s with the publication of her first bestseller, Playing the Odds. She has since published more than 150 novels, including such popular series as the In the Garden Trilogy and the Bride Quartet. Her novels have been adapted for television and film, and she has won numerous awards for her work, including the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

Roberts is married to Bruce Wilder, a photographer. They have two children.

Roberts has an estimated net worth of $390 million.

General Info

Full NameNora Roberts
Date Of BirthOctober 10, 1950
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist
EducationMontgomery Blair High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseBruce Wilder, Ronald Aufdem Brinke
ChildrenJason Aufdem-Brinke, Dan Aufdem-Brinke
ParentsEleanor Robertson, Bernard E. Robertson

Accomplishments

AwardsRITA Award for Best Novel, Quill Award for Romance, Quill Award for Book of the year
NominationsGoodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Romance
MoviesMidnight Bayou, High Noon, Angels Fall, Montana Sky, Carolina Moon, Tribute, Blue Smoke, Northern Lights, Carnal Innocence, Sanctuary, Magic Moments

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Quotes

#Quote
1Ideas are infinite. Writers are hardwired to think that way. We keep it fresh by using new people, mixing character types and putting them in different settings. It's always the first book all over again. There are 88 keys on the piano, but you can make infinite music from those keys.
2[on romance novels] They're not just about naked pirates, although what's wrong with a naked pirate now and again?
3It's up to parents to not only allow but encourage reading fun books. People tend to push books that are good for you, like broccoli instead of ice cream.
4[on being a writer) If you don't love it, I don't know why you would do it, because it's very hard work. It is also solitary work - your butt is in the chair for many hours a day.
5Read what you write. If it doesn't entertain you, it's not going to entertain anyone else.

Facts

#Fact
1Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, volume 166, pages 348-357. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2008.
2Met her husband Bruce when she hired him to install more bookshelves.
3Over 250 million copies of her books are in print, and she has had over 40 best selling titles
4Chose her pseudonym "J.D. Robb", under which she writes the popular 'In Death' futuristic crime series, by combing the initials of her two sons Jason and Daniel
5First author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, 1986.
6Children (with first husband): sons Daniel, Jason.
7Bestselling author of over 100 romance novels.

Movies

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carnal Innocence2011TV Movie novel
Tribute2009TV Movie novel
High Noon2009TV Movie novel
Midnight Bayou2009TV Movie novel
Northern Lights2009TV Movie novel
Carolina Moon2007TV Movie novel
Blue Smoke2007TV Movie novel
Montana Sky2007TV Movie novel
Angels Fall2007TV Movie novel
Sanctuary2001TV Movie book
Magic Moments1989TV Movie book

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
High Noon2009TV Movie consultant
Midnight Bayou2009TV Movie consultant
Northern Lights2009TV Movie consultant
Carolina Moon2007TV Movie consultant
Blue Smoke2007TV Movie consultant

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Smoke2007TV MovieFire witness (uncredited)
Montana Sky2007TV MovieDancing Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love Between the Covers2015Documentary
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards2006TV SpecialHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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