Bookish Matters

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

—Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Saturday, November 24, 2012

On the Bookshelf—An Interview with Nora Roberts

I'm going to be Nora Roberts when I grow up.

Above is an interview with Nora Roberts done by CBS a couple months ago. In this interview we get to see Boonsboro, the town and inn where Roberts lives and based her recent trilogy on, including The Perfect Hope, published a couple weeks ago.

An excerpt from the interview:

[Roberts is] one of the top-selling authors in the world, with more than 400 million books in print and legions of devoted fans who can't seem to get enough of her strong, independent heroines. 

"They always seem to have an interesting career," said Britteny Devicq. "They can take care of themselves or they get through adversity."

In fact, Roberts is credited with being one of the first romance writers to steer away from young, helpless and hapless women. "Yeah, an orphan virgin raised by an aunt and was a secretary of the hero who's the richest man in the free world, which can be a really fun story - what's wrong with that?" Roberts said. "But you don't want to tell that every time."

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