Nora Roberts (b. Eleanor Marie Robertson, October 10, 1950 in Silver
Spring, Maryland, USA), is a bestselling American author of more than 150 romance
novels, and she writes as J.D. Robb the "In Death" series. She
also has written under the pseudonym Jill March, and by error some of
her works were published in the UK as Sarah Hardesty.
Nora Roberts was the first author to be inducted into
the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. As of 2006, her novels had spent a
combined 660 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including 100 weeks
in the number-one spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print,
including 12 million copies sold in 2005 alone. Her novels have been published
in 35 countries.