Born in Silver Spring, Maryland in October 1950. American bestselling author Nora Roberts has an estimated net worth of $340 million as of 2015, according to Forbes. Considered as America’s favorite novelist, Roberts has over 209 romance novels to her name, with 58 titles peaking at #1 and eight of her books made into Lifetime movies which include Northern Lights and Blue Smoke. Roberts started her writing career in 1979 and submitted her manuscripts to leading publisher Harlequin. Her debut novel Irish Thoroughbred was published in 1981 and from 1982 to 1984 she wrote for Silhouette. She also wrote for Bantam and Putnam. Roberts’s other books include The Heart’s Victory, Untamed, This Magic Moment, Opposites Attract, A Matter of Choice, One Summer, Brazen Virtue, Divine Evil, Nightshade, Private Scandals, Private Scandals, and Three Fates. In 2015 she was ranked #39 on the America’s Self-Made Women List by Forbes. Roberts married Ronald Aufdem-Brinke in 1968 but they divorced in 1983 after having two children. She is currently married to Bruce Wilder.