Nora Roberts is an American author of bestselling romance and crime novels.
Life and works
Roberts was born October 10, 1950, in Maryland, the youngest of five children. She grew up Irish, married and had two sons, Jason and Dan, and was a proficient housewife until one day when her family was snowed in. That day, she began a disciplined writing career, and though she faced many rejections (including from Canadian publisher Harlequin), she got her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, published in 1981. Since then, she has produced many bestselling books and married a new husband.
In 1995, she wrote Naked in Death under the pseudonym J.D. Robb, the first of her In Death series.