Now That's a Record!
Since her first bestseller in 1991, Nora's books have spent a total of 996 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list, which is equivalent to over 19 consecutive years of weekly bestsellers.
About Nora
Nora Roberts a.k.a. Eleanor Marie Robertson, was born on October 10, 1950, in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is an American author and has written more than 200 bestselling novels. Belonging to a family of avid readers, books are an important part of her life. Her passion for writing started after a blizzard in February 1979, when she spent most of the time at home with her two kids, Jason and Dan. This was a phase when Roberts begin putting her stories on paper. She believes this crucial time was a turning point in her life, and is responsible for giving a kick-start to her career as a writer. She started with the manuscript of her first book, Irish Thoroughbred. After several rejections from the famous romance novel publisher Harlequin, a new publishing company Silhouette Books agreed to publish her first book, which was a big hit as well as a reinforcement for Roberts to write more. As a kid, she claims to have told lies and made up stories, some of which her mother still believes. Roberts did not write anything much as a child, except for essays in school.

Style of Writing
Roberts has a unique style of writing; instead of beginning with the story outline, she envisages a key incident, character or setting. She follows a draft-by-draft fashion while writing, beginning with a short first draft which contains the important elements. She then writes the second draft, where she adds details and flavor to the content, and does a deeper study of the key elements. The final draft is all about polishing and final touches, after which she sends the now-completed novel to her publisher. Most of her content is themed upon romance fiction, and she has received some of the most prestigious awards for her content, including popular ones like 'Gold Medallion Awards', 'RITA Awards', and 'Quill Awards'.

She mostly writes trilogies, completing three books in a row, which are released in paperback. She writes a lot on contemporary romance fiction. A popular series she has been writing is the 'In Death' series under the pen name J.D. Robb, which is based on a mix of futuristic science fiction, suspense, and romantic relationships. The series contains a total of 49 novels, till date. Likewise, Roberts also writes under two more pseudonyms, Jill March (Melodies of Love) and Sarah Hardesty ('Born In' series).

List of Novels in Chronological Order


1981 - 1990
1991 - 2000
2001 - 2010
2011 - Present

1981 - 1990

Irish Thoroughbred
Blithe Images
Song of the West
Search for Love
Island of Flowers
The Heart's Victory
From This Day
Her Mother's Keeper
Once More With Feeling
Tonight and Always
Dance of Dreams
This Magic Moment
Endings & Beginnings
Storm Warning
Promise Me Tomorrow
Sullivan's Woman
First Impression
A Matter of Choice
Less of a Stranger
The Law is a Lady
Rules of the Game
Opposites Attract
Playing The Odds
The Right Path
Tempting Fate
Night Moves
All the Possibilities
One Man's Art
Boundary Lines
Summer Desserts
Dual Image
Second Nature
The Art of Deception
One Summer
Affaire Royale
Lessons Learned
Treasures Lost, Treasures Found
Risky Business
A Will and a Way
Home for Christmas
For Now, Forever
Mind Over Matter
Command Performance
Hot Ice
The Playboy Prince
Sacred Sins
Local Hero
Irish Rose
The Last Honest Woman
Brazen Virtue
Dance to the Piper
Skin Deep
The Name of the Game
Sweet Revenge
Loving Jack
Best Laid Plans
Gabriel's Angel
The Welcoming
Time Was
Times Change
Public Secrets
Taming Natasha
Without a Trace
In From the Cold

1991 - 2000

Night Shift
Night Shadow
Courting Catherine
A Man for Amanda
For the Love of Lilah
Genuine Lies
Suzanna's Surrender
Luring a Lady
Carnal Innocence
Unfinished Business
Honest Illusions
Divine Evil
Falling for Rachel
Private Scandals
Convincing Alex
The Best Mistake
Night Smoke
Born in Fire
All I Want for Christmas
The Return of Rafe Mackade
Naked in Death
Born in Ice
True Betrayals
The Pride of Jared Mackade
Glory in Death
Born in Shame
The Heart of Devin Mackade
Montana Sky
The Fall of Shane Mackade
Immortal in Death
Daring to Dream
Rapture in Death
Megan's Mate
Holding the Dream
Waiting for Nick
Ceremony in Death
Finding the Dream
Hidden Star
Vengeance in Death
The Macgregor Brides
Captive Star
Sea Swept
Secret Star
Once Upon a Castle
Holiday in Death
Rising Tides
The Reef
Silent Night
The Macgregor Grooms
Inner Harbor
The Perfect Neighbor
River's End
Conspiracy in Death
Loyalty in Death
Jewels of the Sun
Once Upon a Star
Carolina Moon
Witness in Death
Irish Rebel
Tears of The Moon
Night Shield
Judgment in Death
Once Upon a Dream
Heart of the Sea

2001 - 2010

Considering Kate
Betrayal in Death
The Villa
Dance Upon the Air
Out of this World
Seduction in Death
Midnight Bayou
Once Upon a Rose
Heaven and Earth
Cordina's Crown Jewel
Reunion in Deaththree Fates
Face the Fire
Purity in Death
Chesapeake Blue
Once Upon a Kiss
Portrait in Death
Imitation in Death
Remember When
Once Upon a Midnight
Key of Light
Key of Knowledge
Key of Valor
Divided in Death
Visions in Death
Northern Lights
Moon Shadows
Blue Dahlia
Survivor in Death
Black Rose
Origin in Death
Blue Smoke
Red Lily
Memory in Death
Bump in the Night
Angels Fall
Morrigan"S Cross
Dance of the Gods
Valley of Silence
Born in Death
Innocent in Death
High Noon
Dead of Night
Blood Brothers
Creation in Death
Strangers in Death
The Hollow
The Pagan Stone
Salvation in Death
Suite 606
Promises in Death
Vision in White
Black Hills
Bed of Roses
Kindred in Death
The Lost
Fantasy in Death
Savor the Moment
The Search
Indulgence in Death
The Other Side
Happy Ever After

2011 - Present

Treachery in Death
Chasing Fire
New York to Dallas
The Unquiet
The Next Always
Celebrity in Death
The Witness
The Last Boyfriend
Delusion in Death
The Perfect Hope
Calculated in Death
Whiskey Beach
Thankless in Death
Mirror, Mirror
Dark Witch
Concealed in Death
Shadow Spell
The Collector
Festive in Death
Blood Magick

Roberts's books have attracted a lot of youth all over the world. If you have just begun reading her books, you should have a look at some of the 'must-reads', which include; The Witness, The Reef, Sea Swept, Homeport, and The MacGregors, to name a few. You could even read some of her famous trilogies and the J.D. Robb series. Also, don't forget to pre-order an author-signed copy of her upcoming book 'Festive in Death' from Nora Roberts. If you wish to talk about a specific book or series, feel free to write in the comments section below.