This is a very exciting year for romance fans – Nora Roberts, one of the best-known and most beloved authors of our time, is celebrating her thirty year publishing career. From Irish Thouroughbred, her first book, to Stars of Fortune, the hit of Fall 2015, Roberts has earned every bit of her success and fandom.
In the coming months, we’ll look back at Nora Roberts’ impressive career and talk with readers and Penguin Random House employees who love her books.
“For the kind of books I write, character is key. Character is plot. Make them accessible to the reader. They may be a billionaire or they may be a half demon or they may be a gym teacher, but something about them has to relate so the reader can say, ‘I understand them.'”
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In honor of Pride Month, Biographile has picked some of the most poignant and beautiful quotes from LGBT writers.
“The Library of Congress describes this month as a time to recognize “the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” To honor the generations of men and women who have fought to live and love independent of hate and ignorance, we’ve collected quotes from sixteen iconic LGBT authors whose writing has shaped our modern culture and drastically improved the discourse surrounding sexual identity.”
From E.M. Forster: “It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” (A Room with a View, 1908)
Read the whole article here.