is the New York Times bestselling author who has inspired the devotion of readers everywhere with her moving novels of love and family. She has been hailed by critics for her unique gifts, which have been described as "a beautiful blend of love and humor, with a little magic thrown in."
Rice began her writing career in 1985 with her debut novel Angels All Over Town. Since then, she has gone on to pen a string of heartwarming bestsellers. Several of her books have been adapted for television, including Crazy in Love, Blue Moon, Follow the Stars Home, and Beach Girls.
Rice was born in New Britain, Connecticut, where her father sold typewriters and her mother, a writer and artist, taught English. Throughout her childhood, Rice spent winters in New Britain and summers by Long Island Sound in Old Lyme, where her mother would hold writing workshops for local children. Rice's talent emerged at a very young age, and her first short story was published in American Girl Magazinewhen she was 15.
Rice later attended Connecticut College, but dropped out when her father became very ill. At this point, she knew she wanted to be a writer. Instead of returning to college, Rice took on many odd jobs, including working as a cook and maid for an exalted Rhode Island family, as well as fishing on a scallop boat during winter storms. These life experiences not only cultivated the author's love and talent for writing, but shaped the common backdrops in her novels of family and relationships on the Eastern seaboard. A true storyteller with a unique ability to combine realism and romance, Rice continues to enthrall readers with her luminous stories of life's triumphs and challenges.
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was born in Ireland and during her childhood, she travelled extensively abroad, particularly to the Far East. Moving to drama school in London, she became an actress, working in film, theatre and television. At twenty-four, she wrote her first novel, Lovers and Players, based on her experiences as an actress. And then went on to write seven further novels under the name Lucinda Edmonds, which were translated into fourteen languages.
She took a break from writing to have her four children, and then wrote Hothouse Flower (The Orchid House), which was first published by Penguin in November 2010, and was immediately selected by the UK's famous Richard and Judy Bookclub. It reached No 1 in Norway, Denmark and Germany (for 17 weeks) and charted on the New York Times Bestseller list. To date, it has sold over one and a half million copies worldwide.
Her Website: http://www.lucindariley.com/.
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Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she's also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that's on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.
As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.
For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette — short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."
Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."
Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."
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Gina Robinson has always been a storyteller—just ask her parents. An avid book lover, she grew up reading romance, mysteries, and suspense novels but, somehow, ended up majoring in Electrical Engineering. After marrying her college sweetheart, she began to write—software—for several large defense contractors. Eventually Gina gave up the glamorous engineering life for the equally glamorous life of a stay-at-home mom, somehow finding time to write manuscripts about villains with guns, handsome strangers, and mail-order brides. Her published novels, Spy Candy, Spy Games, and The Spy Who Left Me, received rave reviews, establishing Gina Robinson as one of today's most exciting new authors of romantic suspense.
Her Website: http://www.ginarobinson.com/index.html.
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James M. Robinson
is Professor Emeritus of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. He is a member of the Jesus Seminar, who is arguably the most prominent Q and Nag Hammadi library scholar of the 20th century. He is also a major contributor to The International Q Project, acting as an editor for most of their publications. Particularly, he laid the ground for John S. Kloppenborg's foundational work into the compositional history of Q, by arguing its genre as an ancient wisdom collection.
James M. Robinson is the former director of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity and Professor Emeritus at The Claremont Graduate School. He was honored as a Fulbright Scholar, American Council of Learned Societies Fellow and American Association of Theological Schools Fellow at the University of Heidelberg. The editor of The Sayings Gospel Q in Greek and English (2002), The Critical Edition of Q (2000), and author of Trajectories Through Early Christianity (1971, with Helmut Koester) and A New Quest of the Historical Jesus (1959), he is best known for his work on the Nag Hammadi Codices and as the General Editor of The Nag Hammadi Library in English (1977).
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I founded enjoysthin.gs, a quickly growing website designed to let you discover, collect and share things you enjoy on the internet. It's currently a one man project where I've been responsible for building everything from the database to the ad platform to the payment system to the business plan.
[I still do this, it's just a fun side project though]
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I wrote Building the Realtime User Experience - http://bit.ly/realtimebook
This is a bit of a passion project to show just how far developers can push the latest browser and server technology to create immersive applications using the latest web standards.
A big goal was to enable developers to pick up this book and start implementing the ideas on their site the same day.
Senior Developer: Vimeo.com (Connected Ventures) Public Company; 51-200 employees; Internet industry
February 2007 — May 2008 (1 year 4 months)
Senior Developer Network Ninja, Inc. Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
March 2000 – February 2007 (7 years)
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Dana Fuller Ross
- Building the Realtime User Experience ©2010
was a pseudonym for Noel Bertram Gerson who wrote 147 historical novels under this name. See this site for the full list of titles:
http://www.librarything.com/author/rossdanafuller. See also Noel Gerson on this site.
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