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The Secrets Behind Pop Culture's Most Mysterious Pseudonyms
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The Secrets Behind Pop Culture's Most Mysterious Pseudonyms | Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts

Pseudonym: ‘J.D. Robb’

Like Stephen King, Nora Roberts is so prolific that a single name couldn’t contain her. Initially churning out tonnes of romance novels for Silhouette – kind of an American Mills & Boon – it turned out that what she really wanted to write was strange sci-fi mysteries. To avoid wrong-footing her core audience, the “J.D. Robb” pseudonym was hatched, from part of her surname and the initials of her sons.

As Robb, she’s now written 36 novels in the In Death series: futuristic police procedurals with a husband-and-wife team cracking the cases. Kind of like Nick and Nora Charles, but in the 2050s and without the alcoholism or the dog. As Roberts, her next novel (and her fourth this year!) will be the supernatural family saga Dark Witch, out for Halloween.

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