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When possible, she does the same with the "In Death" books, writing three in a row before returning to contemporary romances. Her trilogies are all released in paperback, as Roberts believes the wait for hardcover editions is too long for the reader. Roberts does much of her research over the internet, as she has an aversion to flying. Despite this she owns property in County Clare, Ireland and visits the country regularly.
Some of her novels are set in Ardmore, County Waterford. Writing career The beginning She began to write during a blizzard in February, while housebound with her two small boys. Roberts states that with three feet of snow, a dwindling supply of chocolate, and no morning kindergarten she had little else to do. While writing down her ideas for the first time, she fell in love with the writing process, and quickly produced six manuscripts. She submitted her manuscripts to Harlequin, the leading publisher of romance novels, but was repeatedly rejected.
Roberts says, "I got the standard rejection for the first couple of tries, then my favorite rejection of all time. I received my manuscript back with a nice little note which said that my work showed promise, and the story had been very entertaining and well done. But that they already had their American writer.
That would have been Janet Dailey. Roberts found a home at Silhouette, where her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred , was published in She used the pseudonym Nora Roberts, a shortened form of her birth name Eleanor Marie Robertson, because she assumed that all authors had pen names. Between and , Roberts wrote 23 novels for Silhouette.
Despite the large number of books she had produced, Roberts did not have real success until , when she released Playing the Odds, the first novel in her MacGregor family series. The book was an immediate bestseller.
Sequels followed, and romance readers began to associate her name with multigenerational sagas. Roberts was instrumental in helping shift the romance novel away from virginal, eighteen-year-old heroines and superficial male portrayals. Her early heroines were much less passive than the norm. Her novels also featured a more in-depth characterization of the hero, because "the books are about two people, and readers should be allowed into the heads and hearts of both.
The category romance's short page count forces writers to be able to "paint" their characters "quickly and clearly in a short amount of time. Five years later she moved to Putnam to write single title hard covers as well as original paperbacks. She reached the hardcover bestseller lists with her fourth hardcover release, 's Montana Sky. Despite her hardcover success, Roberts has continued to release single-title novels in paperback.
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Unlike many of her peers who have crossed from category romance to single-title, she still occasionally writes shorter category romances. Her attachment to the shorter category books stems from her years as a young mother of two boys without much time to read, as she "[remembers] exactly what it felt like to want to read and not have time to read , words.
Regis calls Roberts "a master of the romance novel form, because she "has a keen ear for dialogue, constructs deft scenes, maintains a page-turning pace, and provides compelling characterization. Many of Roberts's novels deal extensively with families. Roberts believes that her sense of family is an important part of her life and how she developed. Because family is so important in her life, it is also often reflected in her books. Her "characters come from somewhere, and where they come from, good or bad, has a large part in forming who they are and who they can become.
Robb Roberts had long wanted to write romantic suspense novels in the vein of Mary Stewart, but, at the urging of her agent, she concentrated on classic contemporary romance novels while she built a following of readers. After moving to Putnam in , the publishing company quickly realized that they were unable to keep up with Roberts's prolific output. They suggested that she adopt a second pseudonym so that they would be able to publish more of her work each year. Her agent, Amy Berkover, convinced the publishers to allow Roberts to write romantic suspense novels under the new name.
Her first romantic suspense novel was published in under the pseudonym J. The initials "J. She first decided to use the pseudonym D.
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MacGregor, but right before publication, she discovered that this pseudonym was used by another author. Robb, Roberts has published a series of futuristic science fiction police procedurals. Despite the emphasis on solving a crime in each of the books, the overall theme of the series is the development of the relationship between Eve and Roarke. When the "In Death" series began, neither Roberts nor her publisher acknowledged that she was in fact the author. They hoped to allow the series to stand on its own merits and build its own following.
It did, and when readers discovered that Roberts was in fact Robb there was little outcry. After publishing 18 novels in the "In Death" series, Putnam published the nineteenth, Divided in Death first in hardcover. The book became Roberts's first bestselling novel of As of December , Roberts had published 36 books in the In Death series, with more scheduled. Other pseudonyms She wrote a story for a magazine titled "Melodies of Love" under the pseudonym Jill March.
Roberts has also been known as Sara Hardesty. She has since changed publishers. Success Roberts is remarkably prolific In both and , four of the five novels that USA Today listed as the best-selling romance novels of the year were written by Roberts. Her first appearance on the New York Times Bestseller List came in , and between and , she had 68 New York Times Bestsellers, counting hardbacks and paperbacks.
The New York Times did not review any of those novels.
In , Roberts had 10 best-selling mass-market paperbacks, according to Publishers Weekly , not counting those books written under the J. Robb name.
In September , for the first time Roberts took the numbers 1 and 2 spots on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list, as her romance Time and Again was number one, and her J. Robb release Seduction in Death was number two. Since , every one of Roberts's novels has been a New York Times bestseller, and of her novels have ranked on the Times bestseller list, including twenty-nine that debuted in the number-one spot. As of , Roberts's novels had spent a combined weeks on the ''New York Times'' Bestseller List, including weeks in the number-one spot.
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