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Good stories 'behind Nora Roberts' success'

20th October 2009

Bestselling author Nora Roberts has revealed that the success behind her writing is crafting stories which give readers 'their money's worth'.

In an interview with the Toronto Star, the romance writer, who also publishes crime fiction under the name J.D. Robb, said she enjoys creating a 'wonderful lie' which people find entertaining.

Asked why her works have achieved such popularity, Roberts answered: 'I hope they love them because I give them a good story and they have a good time with interesting people.'

The writer also told the newspaper that she is a fan of popular fiction herself and follows authors such as Terry Pratchett, Stephen King and John Sandford.

In addition, Roberts revealed that her favourite novel is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, which she describes as being 'as close to perfect as any book can be'.

Last month, L.A. Confidential author James Ellroy told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he is successful because he pens novels no one else would attempt to write - but that this requires isolation and stamina.

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