Nora Roberts is the author of more than 209 romance novels as of January 2015. Nora's first novel was 1981's "Irish Thoroughbred," the first of three books in the "Irish Hearts" series. Roberts followed up her debut by writing 23 titles from 1982 to 1985. In 1985, she published "Playing the Odds," the first title from "The MacGregors" series, and "Summer Desserts," the first book from her "Great Chef" series.
The vast majority of Nora Roberts' titles have been written under the name Nora Roberts. She has written 50 titles in the "...in Death" series under the J.D. Robb pseudonym as of January 2015. She initially used Sarah Hardesty when the "Born In..." series was published in the United Kingdom, but reverted back to Nora Roberts when the titles were reissued. She has also written under the pseudonym of Jill March.
In 1987, Nora changed publishers from Silhouette to Bantam. Her first book published by Bantam was "Sacred Sins." Other books published by Bantam include "Sweet Revenge" in 1989, "Genuine Lies" in 1991 and "Divine Evil" in 1993. In 1996, she released "Montana Sky," her first hardcover bestseller.
The year 2000 saw the release of "Carolina Moon," later adapted into a film starring actress Claire Forlani. "Blue Smoke," published in 2005, was adapted into a film starring Alicia Witt. In 2014, the novel "Festive in Death" was published under the J.D. Robb pseudonym.