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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | April 29, 1998
The subject matter was a far cry from the romantic and mysterious fare she pens. Still, Keedysville novelist Nora Roberts was in familiar territory reading a story from Norman Bridwell's Clifford the Big Red Dog series to a baker's dozen of twitching tykes Tuesday morning during the Project Head Start book fair at the center on West North Avenue in Hagerstown. She read about the colossal canine to her own children, now grown, when they were little, said Roberts, fresh from a whirlwind 20-city tour to promote her latest hardcover release, "Homeport.
By MARIE GILBERT | | February 19, 2011
To promote her new J.D. Robb book, "Treachery in Death," author Nora Roberts spent Saturday traveling the world. First, she chatted with fans in South Africa, then Serbia and Nigeria. India was on the itinerary, as well as Canada. And she never left Boonsboro. It was a virtual book tour — a new and growing phenomenon that's making the Internet a popular destination for meeting your favorite writers. Wonder where authors get their inspiration? Curious about their hobbies and lifestyles?
by PEPPER BALLARD | May 25, 2003 After discovering she was a "pathetic" legal secretary, Nora Roberts ditched the clerical suits and picked up writing, a job that finally "lit her up. " The best-selling romantic fiction author, who lives in Keedysville, challenged 438 graduating Shepherd College students Saturday to find the same excitement in the lives they make for themselves. "When you close this chapter of your life today, do so with respect for what came before and anticipation of what comes next," Roberts said.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 28, 2009
BOONSBORO -- Even Katie Wennick's mother, Linda, wasn't allowed to read the short story that won a $30,000 scholarship from romance writer Nora Roberts' foundation. Wennick, who graduated from Boonsboro High School this month, showed her story only to four friends, for reactions and editing, and to Roberts. "It has more me in it than I wanted to (have)," Wennick said, "and that kind of made it more private. " She said she's thrilled to get affirmation from Roberts, a world-famous author who lives in Keedysville, and plans to go to Roberts' next book signing.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | September 20, 2012
A few years ago, as the Boonsboro High School football team was getting ready to play its home opener, its scoreboard went on the fritz and one had to be borrowed from the nearby Boonsboro Area Athletic Association, said Karen Seabright, former secretary of the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters. Another time in recent years, the scoreboard's sound system was out for the homecoming game, so the name of the homecoming queen couldn't be announced, Seabright said. This season, Warrior Stadium events have a different kind of scoreboard theatrics - the good kind.
By MARIE GILBERT | | July 1, 2011
As a child, Meg Cabot was a Disney princess worshipper. Her favorite fairy tale was "Beauty and the Beast," she had a Snow White cake for her sixth birthday and remembers drawing Cinderella endlessly on her notepads. Today, Cabot is watching her own Cinderella story unfold. She has become a best-selling author, hitting the jackpot when she penned "The Princess Diaries," a young adult novel that was adapted for the big screen. But Cabot's writing success isn't just for kids.
August 27, 2013
“West Virginia or elsewhere, people selling dope, driving a second time drunk, speeding from the police: Have a hard-labor camp, Quonset huts, one pot-bellied stove, double bed racks, 6-to-10-hour days, working days, of picking up trash, or anyone that needs help. It would ease the prison problem. Don't like the labor camp, then send them to prison.” - Charles Town, W.Va.   “Probably our second biggest ally in the Middle East is Egypt. Of course, Israel is No. 1. And where's our president at?
By ERIN JULIUS | February 13, 2009
View the slideshow BOONSBORO -- The smell of baking oatmeal and brown sugar muffins wafted throughout the first floor of Inn BoonsBoro Friday morning as workers painted a chair rail molding and installed the final touches in a bathroom. After a seven-month delay caused by a February 2008 fire that severely damaged the building, the inn is set to open its doors to guests Tuesday. Nora Roberts, inn owner and romance novelist who has lived in the Boonsboro area for more than 30 years, said she used to see what then was an old, rundown inn on the square when she visited town.
By MARIE GILBERT | | April 2, 2011
She looks a lot like Oscar, but her name is RITA. And she enjoys a good love story. She’s a golden statuette that symbolizes excellence in published romance fiction. And each year, during an Academy Awards-like ceremony, she goes home with the best writers of treachery, heartache, heroes and heroines. This summer, three Washington County authors are hoping to walk away with the coveted trophy. Nora Roberts, Susan Donovan and Gail Barrett have been named finalists in the 2011 contest, which is presented by the Romance Writers of America.
April 27, 2007
African Children's Choir Twenty-one 9- to 13-year-olds from Uganda and Rawanda will perform at 7 p.m. today, St. Ann's Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown. No admission charge, but a freewill offering will be taken for the children. Light refreshments at a reception following the concert. The choir raises money to support relief and development projects directed at children and youth in Africa. Gospel sing BOONSBORO - Master's Four Quartet will perform.
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