Nora Roberts was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, the youngest of five children. After a school career that included some time in Catholic school and the discipline of nuns, she married young and settled in Keedysville, Maryland.
She worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn’t spell, I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After 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 with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate.
Born into a family of readers, Nora had never known a time that she wasn’t reading or making up stories. During the now-famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of those stories. It was there that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981.
Nora met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Since that time, they’ve expanded their home, traveled the world and opened a bookstore together.
Through the years, Nora has always been surrounded by men. Not only was she the youngest in her family, but she was also the only girl. She has raised two sons. Having spent her life surrounded by men, Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.
Nora is a member of several writers groups and has won countless awards from her colleagues and the publishing industry. Recently The New Yorker called her "America’s favorite novelist."
Cocky, confident and colossally arrogant, David Katcherton swept into
Megan Miller's life and awakened feelings that had been lying dormant. Megan
wanted no part of Katch, especially when she discovered he was after
her beloved grandfather's business. But Katch was a man who never took
no for an answer. And he'd set his determined sights on Megan. Megan
wasn't about to let herself fall for this irritatingly irresistible
stranger who'd insinuated himself in her life. But there was more to
Katch than she imagined and, as he challenged her to fulfill her dreams,
he also aroused passions she'd never before known....
Home for Christmas After years spent abroad, reporter Jason Law returned home determined to win back the heart of the girl he left behind. It would take all his skills—and then some—to convince Faith Monroe that he was the man for her. But this time, nothing would stand in his way. All he needed was a little faith! All I Want for Christmas Identical twin boys Zeke and Zach wished for only one gift from Santa this year: a new mom! But convincing their love-wary dad that their music teacher, Miss Davis, was his destiny and part of Santa's plan wasn't as easy as they'd hoped…. Gabriel's Angel All Gabriel Bradley wanted was solitude. But when a very pregnant—and very beautiful—woman ended up at his remote cabin during a blizzard, desperate, alone and on the run, the modern-day Scrooge couldn't turn her away. For Laura brought him the gifts of passion, hope and life—he needed only the courage to reach for it.
View our feature on The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts invites readers to the wedding event of the year! #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents her first trade original-a novel of love, friendship, and family-Book One in the Bride Quartet. Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars. A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends-and business partners-to see her way to her own happy ending.
- Reunion (12/04), Nora's most recent paperback title, debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.- Winner Takes All (10/04) debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and stayed on the list for nine weeks.- Charmed And Enchanted (9/04) debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list where it appeared for over four weeks.- Entranced (6/04) debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list and remained for five weeks.- With Open Arms (5/04) debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, where it spent five consecutive weeks.- Captivated (2/04) spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #6.- Since 1997, Nora Roberts has published over 40 New York Times bestselling novels for Harlequin and Silhouette Books.- Night Shield was originally published as a Silhouette Intimate Moments title (9/00), Night Moves was originally published as Harlequin Intrigue (5/86).