True Betrayals by Nora Roberts

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Stephanie Baker Baker 1
American Literature
Mrs. Pratt
January 26, 2011

A Very Romantic Writer

Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Robertson. She was born october 10th, 1950, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Robert's fathers worked at a local movie theatre and her mom stayed at home. Roberts is the youngest of five children and the only daughter. She believes that having all brothers helped her to adapt to men early on in life. Roberts attended catholic schools most of her life, but attended public school as a sophomore in high school, she often credits the nuns who taught her for learning discipline. Roberts married young, at seventeen, to Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, and lived in Keedysville, Maryland. During this time, she had two children, Dan and Jason and worked as a legal secretary. She didn't excel at being a secretary and spent much of her spare time on crafts and sewing. Roberts was born into a family of readers and had realized a love for reading and making up stories. It was during a terrible blizzard that Roberts began to write, she began to write stories in her notebook while she was snowed-in. Many stories later, a career was born and after many attempts to start that career, her first book was published in 1981. Silhouette, a new publisher, had been looking for new authors and helped Roberts to publish her first book, Thoroughbred. All was well with Roberts until her marriage to Aufdem-Brinke ended in 1983. Not long after this, Nora was married again to her second husband, Bruce Wilder, in 1985. They accomplished much together, such as expanding their new home, traveling the world, and even opening a bookstore together. Things were looking up again for Roberts again as she began writing for Bantam in 1987. Five years later, Roberts moved to Putnam and began Baker 2

to write many books under Nora Roberts and J.D Robb. Since then, Roberts has written over 150 novels and has been accepted to many clubs and received many awards. Her most famous...
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