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.