Fun Fact: Love is in the Air! Which MD County is Home to a NYT Bestselling Romance Novelist?

Eleanor Marie Robertson, or Nora Roberts, has called Boonsboro in Washington County home for 30 years.

Born in Silver Spring, she was the youngest of five children in a family of avid readers. She was inspired to write during a terrible snowstorm in the late 1970s. As a stay-at-home mother of two boys, and the only girl in a family of boys, she has spent most of her life surrounded by men.

“Ms. Roberts has a fairly good view of the workings of the male mind, which is a constant delight to her readers. It was, she’s been quoted as saying, a choice between figuring men out or running away screaming.”


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