The stories that Nora has written fill many bookstore shelves. Now her stories are being portrayed on TV shows too. It turns out that she writes about plenty of romantic fun. Lots of fun as in “Angels Fall” the TV movie based on the novel by Nora Roberts starring Heather Locklear. She is the one author that has her name all over her book in larger font then even the name of her novel.
Nora says that love matters most in all of her books. So, when you pick up any of her books, you kind of already know that romantic tingle will be there somewhere. Consistency is important for success. For example, take Jim Carrey’s career. He was a $20 Million dollar actor when he did his Mask movie and the Grinch. We all knew if we went to see his movie it would be wacky and fun until he decided to be a serious actor and no one cared about him anymore.
She is one of the top selling authors in the world with more than 400 million books in print. There are devoted fans who can’t seem to get enough of her independent heroine’s. The women in her books appear to always have an interesting career and who take care of themselves. She is credited to be one of the first romance writers to get away from the young helpless and hapless women as characters.
In response Nora replies that yes, she has had sex with many different men and has solved crimes; have committed them and traveled in space climbed mountains, done it all. All we know is that she has done all the writing from her home in rural Maryland where she has lived since 1972. She was a young Mom and decided to start writing in 1979 while raising 2 young boys and thought she was going insane and had to do something for herself. So instead of doing it she decided to write about murder, suicide and love.
Publishers were not immediately impressed and rejected her brand of writing many times and there are people that don’t like her writing and say the locations aren’t even described accurately. Nora was persistent and her first novel Irish Thoroughbred was published in 1981. In just over 3 decades she has turned out more than 200 books. No wonder she doesn’t have any time to do any research. Many of them have become number one bestsellers.
She brings in a whopping 60 Million dollars a year. Hey, I’ve been wasting my time writing stupid blogs. I should sharpen my pencil and start writing mushy kissing stuff. Now that she is filthy rich she spends her money on refurbishing buildings especially on a building she saw falling apart that she invested millions to look beautiful again. It was built in the 1790’s and is located in the town of Boonsboro, Maryland just a few miles from her home.
Nora is 61 years old and has no intention of stopping putting into print whatever enters her mind. She is happily married to the local book store owner who has an entire room dedicated to selling her 200 books and her son owns the local pizza place in town.