July 14, 2006
Washington County native and best-selling author Nora Roberts will be a guest at Municipal Stadium tonight to participate in a pregame ceremony and throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch before signing autographs for fans. The Keedysville, Md., resident also writes under the pen name J.D. Robb. The romance/suspense writer has more than 280 million copies of her books in print. Mandalay Television, a sister company of Mandalay Baseball, which owns the Hagerstown Suns, is making four of Roberts' novels this year into Lifetime Original Movies in conjunction with Lifetime Television.
April 28, 2007
BOONSBORO - Guests who check in at the historic Boone Hotel when its conversion to Inn Boonsboro is complete might relax in the flashy style of Dashiell Hammett's Nick and Nora Charles, experience Gothic mystery with Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester or enjoy old-world charm reminiscent of Elizabeth and Darcy. Best-selling author Nora Roberts' dream is to decorate each of the six rooms at the hotel that she and her husband Bruce Wilder are converting to an inn in the style of great romantic fictional couples, including one of her own. The acclaimed novelist and co-owner of the historic Boone Hotel in Boonsboro's Town Square said she plans to reserve one of those rooms for her own couple, futuristic police lieutenant Eve Dallas and her Irish billionaire Roarke, who are featured in the popular "In Death" series she writes under the pseudonym J.D. Robb.
September 30, 2002
firstname.lastname@example.org She is not unlike any garden-variety telecommuter. She wakes up, makes her way to the home office dressed in whatever is comfortable, fires up the computer. She checks her e-mail, surfs the Internet. Starts tapping away at her keyboard. There are fits and starts, interruptions to her flow. More e-mail to write, a little more surfing. Of course, not every telecommuter can lay claim to having published enough books to fill Giants Stadium - all 80,242 seats - nearly 2,000 times, but why quibble.
November 6, 2005
"At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks "Blue Smoke" by Nora Roberts "The Camel Club" by David Baldacci "Chill Factor" by Sandra Brown "The Divide" by Nicholas Evans "Iron Orchid" by Stuart Woods "The Lincoln Lawyer" by Michael Connelly "Point Blank" by Catherine Coulter "Predator" by Patricia Daniels Cornwell "Toxic Bachelors" by Danielle Steel
February 4, 1999
Nora Roberts will begin her 28- to 30-city "River's End" tour Saturday, Feb. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Turn the Page Bookstore Cafe, 18 N. Main St. in Boonsboro. She also will be signing her newest J.D. Robb title, "Conspiracy in Death. " Authors Brad Meltzer, Donna Andrews and local historian Phyllis Hill also will be signing their books. For information, call 301-432-4588 or visit the Web site at members.aol.com/ttpagebc/. Visit Roberts' Web site at www.lightst.
April 6, 2013
As part of the upcoming Nora Roberts Writing Institute at Hagerstown Community College, HCC will also offer a young writers institute for high school students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. The young writers institute will be held Aug. 2 and 3, the same weekend as writing institute, and will feature a series of workshops and events geared toward aspiring, young writers. Workshops will include fiction-crafting and publishing, as well as the opportunity to network with other teen writers.
October 17, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Gerri Hammond waited patiently in line Saturday afternoon, clutching three or four Nora Roberts books she hoped to have the author sign. "I come to all her book signings," Hammond said, revealing she owns more than 50 of the Keedysville romance novelist's works. "I'm working on getting them ALL signed ... a couple at a time. " Hammond wasn't alone at the Washington County Free Library as the New York Times bestselling author spoke briefly about her bright literary career and answered questions from eager fans.
October 3, 2008
Arbor Day poster contest under way in W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Officials at the Division of Forestry are now accepting submissions for the 2009 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Trees are Terrific . . . in Cities and Towns!" The contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled fifth-grade students in West Virginia. The first-place poster will automatically be a finalist in the national competition, and the artist will receive a $100 U. S. Savings Bond from the West Virginia Forestry Association and have a tree planted in his or her honor at the school.
February 18, 2013
1. Lifting their voices in song Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum will present the Bowie State University Gospel Choir Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Doors open at 2 p.m.; concert at 3 p.m. African-American inductees of the Washington County Hall of Fame will be honored. $10 per person. For tickets, call 301-790-3500 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . 2. A collection of authors Valentine's book signing with Nora Roberts will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro.
May 26, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-After selling more than 294 million copies of her books and being named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world, author and Washington County resident Nora Roberts was immortalized Friday in Hagerstown. During a brief ceremony at the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, she was presented with a tiny bobblehead doll in her likeness by Will Smith, general manager of the Hagerstown Suns. "It definitely has some of me in it," said Roberts, an avid baseball fan. "I feel like I've made it now. I feel like I'm the envy of all my writer friends.