14 Facts About Nora Roberts

1. Nora Roberts was born on Eleanor Marie Robertson on October 10, 1950 and is an American author of more than 225 romance novels.

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2. Nora Roberts was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.

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3. Nora Roberts's gave birth to two sons, Dan and Jason.

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4. Nora Roberts spent much of her time doing crafts, including ceramics and sewing her children's clothes.

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5. Nora Roberts met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, a carpenter, when she hired him to build bookshelves in July 1985.

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6. Nora Roberts's is an ardent baseball fan, having been honored by the local minor league baseball team Hagerstown Suns several times.

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7. Nora Roberts's began to write during a blizzard in February 1979 while housebound with her two small boys.

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8. Nora Roberts's submitted her manuscripts to Harlequin, the leading publisher of romance novels, but was repeatedly rejected.

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9. Nora Roberts found a home at Silhouette, where her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981.

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10. Nora Roberts's used the pseudonym Nora Roberts, a shortened form of her birth name Eleanor Marie Robertson because she assumed that all romance authors had pen names.

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11. Nora Roberts's reached the hardcover bestseller lists with her fourth hardcover release, 1996's Montana Sky.

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12. In 1996, Nora Roberts passed the hundred-novel mark with Montana Sky and, in 2012, doubled that with The Witness.

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13. Nora Roberts donated the settlement to various literary causes including the Literacy Volunteers of America.

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14. Nora Roberts joined the chorus strongly criticizing fellow romance writer Cassie Edwards, who had lifted many passages from much older sources without giving credit, forcing Edwards out of the business.

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