Nora Roberts (pen name J.D. Robb) is an American author who has written more than 190 novels. With more than 300 million copies of her works in print, Nora is a prolific writer and a New York Times best-selling author. She was born in 1950 into a family of readers and has been reading or making up stories for as long as she can remember. As of 2011, her novels had spent a combined 861 weeks on The New York Times Best Seller list, including 176 weeks in the number-one spot and she has won numerous awards and accolades for her writing. She writes as J. D. Robb for the In Death series and has also written under other pen names such as Jill March and Sarah Hardesty.