Nora Roberts

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions about Nora Roberts' books

What is Nora working on now?

She is currently writing the second 2014 In Death.  Title to come in December. 

Just finished reading the Bride Quartet and it was fabulous!  But please don't leave us hanging! We need to read about the
other three weddings.

 

Many readers have written in to say they would like to read more about Parker, Mac, Emma and Laurel, but Nora has finished telling the stories of the Bride Quartet and won't be going back for more.  Her plan was to tell the story of the women of Vows from New Year's Day to New Year's Day -- showing how they all found love in that year as well as how they run their business.  So while they are all set for happy endings, we are not going to see three more weddings.

I loved the Vision in White computer game from I-play.  There's a promo at the end of the game for a Bed of Roses game due out in December 2010.  I haven't been able to find it, has it be released?

Unfortunately, due to lower than expected sales of the Vision in White game, I-play has suspended development of the rest of the games based on the Bride Quartet.

Will Nora write more about characters from the Chesapeake Bay series? Or from High Noon? Or the Sign of Seven trilogy? Or any series/book she has written?

Readers write all the time asking for more stories about the characters they love. While it's wonderful that the characters have woven their way into readers' hearts, by the time a book is released, Nora has already bid those characters a fond farewell and met a new set of characters who will later charm and enchant her readers.

When will Nora write another book with magic elements? When will she set another book in Ireland?

Her newest trilogy -- The Cousins O'Dwyer -- has both!  The series tells the story of three cousins who are desendendants of a heriditary witch and is set in Cong, Ireland (the village outside Ashford Castle).  Dark Witch, the first book in the series, is on sale now. 

When will Nora finish the MacGregor or Stanislaski series?

Nora's last book for Silhouette was released in 2002.  It is extremely difficult to take characters to a different publisher so Nora had to leave those beloved families behind. 

In Tribute, it says Ford was conceived in a Ford Cutlass -- there's no such car! 

Many eagle-eyed Ford and Chrysler fans noticed this error. Nora intended it to be a Ford Mustang.

When will the next four books in the Sign of Seven series be in stores?

The Sign of Seven trilogy concluded with the third book, The Pagan Stone.

 

Questions about J. D. ROBB books
(Please note that spoilers are very much ahead)

In which book does Eve meet Roarke?

In the first book of the series, Naked in Death.

In which book do they get married?

Eve and Roarke get married off-stage between the third and fourth books of the series. The ceremony is about to start as Immortal in Death ends, and they are on their honeymoon when Rapture in Death opens.

In which book does Roarke find out the truth about his family?

Roarke learns he doesn't know everything about his past in Portrait in Death.

Which book features the Icove case?

Origin in Death.

In which book is Mira in danger?

She is captured in the novella "Midnight in Death" which was first published in an anthology titled Silent Night then subsequently reprinted in Three in Death.

In which book do we first meet Max Ricker?

Max Ricker is first introduced in Judgment in Death.

Is the Medical Examiner Morris or Morse?

Li Morris is the NYPSD medical examiner.  In a continuity error, he was referred to as Morse in Witness in Death and Judgment in Death.

"Hidden in Death" is only listed as an audio book on Amazon, when will it be in print?

If you check the In Death book list (here), you will see titles listed in " " that are followed by a bold-face title. For example: "Hidden in Death" featured in Mirror, Mirror  anthology. The titles in quotes are novellas, which run about 98 pages and are meant to be a taste of the In Death world to tide readers over until the next full-length book.  The novellas are part of an anthology with three other stories and a loose theme. Nora's audio book publisher only contracts to record the J. D. Robb novellas and releases them alone.

When will Eve and Roarke have a baby?

Nora has said repeatedly that in her opinion a baby would signal the end of the series. As the creator of the series, she sees a baby changing everything (for the better) and the focus of the series would change radically.

In no way does this mean Nora thinks a mother can’tࢥ an excellent police officer (or attorney or any other type of professional). It does mean that many of the things readers love about Eve and Roarke’s life together would change (i.e., leaving home for hours on end only to return to continue working in their home offices).

Why can't Summerset take care of a baby?

When Eve and Roarke are parents, Nora has no doubt that they will be very much hands-on. While Summerset would be integral to their lives running smoothly, they would not just hand over the care of a child to him full-time.  That would be completely out of character for them.

Who is the Candy Thief? When will we find out?

Nora knows the identity of the Candy Thief, but sheⳠnot sure when that person will be unmasked in the books. 

Movies

Where did they get the wedding dress Lily wore in Montana Sky?

The dress worn by actress Laura Mennell as Lily was custom-designed for the film.

Where can I find the video of Sanctuary?

Sanctuary was never released in any video form. It is currently on the Lifetime Movie rotation and airs once or twice a year.

Why hasn't Nora made the In Deaths (or the Circle Trilogy, The Key Trilogy) into a movie or TV series? They would be great!

While a huge fan of television and movies, Nora writes books, not screenplays. The film production company makes the first move with a plan to bring her books to film. There are no current plans to translate the In Deaths or any of Nora's trilogies to film. 

Miscellaneous

Would Nora critique my work?

Nora cannot critique other writers’ work. The huge number of requests would mean that she never gets to attend to her own work.

What is some advice Nora would give to me?

Write what you like to read -- if you are not captured by the story, who will be?  Write every day -- a habit that you need to build. And remember to have fun with it. 

When will Nora come to my city?

Readers who are new to Nora’s work may not realize that for nearly 20 years she went on the road for multi-week, multi-city book tours that crisscrossed the country. Several years ago, she decided to step back from actively touring to concentrate on her writing and her family. She does appear at events selected by her publisher on occasion. When that happens, the information is immediately posted on Nora’s website and included in her newsletter.

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