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Robb, J.D. (Eleanor Marie Robertson - 'Nora Roberts')


Creator of the In Death Series; (July, 1995 - present)


Personal InformationEdit


  • General Description: The Queen
  • DOB: October 10, 1950
  • Age: 59
  • Hair: Auburn[1]
  • Eyes: Green[2]
  • Address: Keedysville, Maryland
  • Relationships: Bruce Wilder (husband); Daniel Aufdem-Brinke (son); Jason Aufdem-Brinke (son)
  • Occupation: Writer


IntroductionEdit


  • Nora Roberts writes the In Death series under the pseudonym 'J.D. Robb'; "J.D." represents Jason and Daniel, her oldest sons, and "Robb" is taken from her last name. Since 1995, Nora has written over thirty futuristic stories featuring Eve Dallas and Roarke.


DescriptionEdit


  • A petite, auburn-tressed woman.[3]
  • She's small and slender, with green eyes and red hair.[4]


PersonalityEdit


  • She has a strong-willed, practical manner, seems to have boundless energy, and is known for her wry humor.[5]
  • She attributes her work ethic to the discipline fostered by her Catholic upbringing.[6]


HistoryEdit


  • Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, 'Nora' was the only girl, the youngest of five children and, as a child, spent some time in Catholic school.[7][8]
  • She married Ronald Aufdem-Brinke in 1968, moved to Keedysville, Maryland, and had two sons - Dan and Jason.[9][10]
  • After her divorce from Aufdem-Brinke in January 1985, she married Bruce Wilder in July 1985.[11][12]


On Reading and WritingEdit


  • Roberts experienced "the power of stories" as a child while watching films like Peter Pan and The King and I at the theater where her father worked as a projectionist. At home, "there were always books all over the house," said Roberts, who added, "And my dad was a real Irish storyteller."[13]
  • She began writing in February of 1979 and was first published in 1981 with the Silhouette title, Irish Thoroughbred.[14]


Interesting FactsEdit



LinksEdit



References Edit

  1. Quinn, J. (February 23, 1998). Nora Roberts: A Celebration of Emotions. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Publishers Weekly Archives
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Foege, A. (1999, April 12). Close to Home. Romance Writer Nora Roberts Found Her Own True Love with the Man Who Came to Build Her a Bookcase. People Weekly, 51(13). Retrieved June 16, 2010 from People Archives
  5. Quinn, J. (February 23, 1998). Nora Roberts: A Celebration of Emotions. Publishers Weekly. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Publishers Weekly Archives
  6. Ibid.
  7. Kloberdanz, K. (March/April 2002). Meet the Writers: Nora Roberts. Book magazine. Barnes and Noble. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Barnes and Noble
  8. Roberts, N. (2009). Nora's Bio. Nora Roberts Website. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Nora Roberts' Website
  9. Kloberdanz, K. (March/April 2002). Meet the Writers: Nora Roberts. Book magazine. Barnes and Noble. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Barnes and Noble
  10. Note: Year of first marriage also given as 1970; Foege, A. (1999, April 12). Close to Home. Romance Writer Nora Roberts Found Her Own True Love with the Man Who Came to Build Her a Bookcase. People Weekly, 51(13). Retrieved June 16, 2010 from People Archives
  11. Kloberdanz, K. (March/April 2002). Meet the Writers: Nora Roberts. Book magazine. Barnes and Noble. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Barnes and Noble
  12. IMDb.com, Inc. (2009). Nora Robert (II) - Biography. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 12, 2008 from IMDB
  13. Foege, A. (1999, April 12). Close to Home. Romance Writer Nora Roberts Found Her Own True Love with the Man Who Came to Build Her a Bookcase. People Weekly, 51(13). Retrieved June 16, 2010 from People Archives
  14. Roberts, N. (2009). Nora's Bio. Nora Roberts Website. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Nora Roberts' Website
  15. Standora, L. (August 27, 1997). Romance writer Janet Dailey sued. Daily News. Retrieved August 12, 2008 from NYDailyNews.com
  16. Foege, A. (1999, April 12). Close to Home. Romance Writer Nora Roberts Found Her Own True Love with the Man Who Came to Build Her a Bookcase. People Weekly, 51(13). Retrieved June 16, 2010 from People Archives
  17. Roberts, N. (2009). Nora's Bio. Nora Roberts Website. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Nora Roberts' Website
  18. Vernon, C. (July 21, 2007). 'Queen of Romance' still going strong. Palestine Herald-Press. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from Palestine Herald-Press
  19. Memmott, C. (February 13, 2009). Book a literary-lovers room at Nora Roberts' romantic inn. USA Today. Retrieved August 12, 2009 from USA Today

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