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March 2018 Notable Maryland Author Nora Roberts

Eleanor Marie Robertson (Oct 10, 1950 - )

“I need to write to be happy.”

Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. She married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland. When 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. Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories, so she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories.

Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981. She is now the bestselling author of more than 225 romance novels and was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Read more about Nora at:

Genre: Romance

Novels of this type of fiction place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.
A partial reading list includes: Year One; Stars of Fortune; Carolina Moon, The Reef; Once Upon a Rose; All I Want for Christmas.

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