Romance writer Nora Roberts has struck a deal to turn four of her novels into Lifetime Television movies.
Mandalay Television, a Los Angeles-based production company, will write scripts based on six Roberts books — "Blue Smoke," "Carolina Moon," "The Villa," "Montana Sky," "Brazen Virtue" and "River's End" — and four of them will be produced, said Tracy Speed, Lifetime's director of publicity.
The movies will air in early 2007, Speed said.
Roberts, who writes from her Keedysville home, has published more than 100 books since 1981. Her novel, "Memory in Death," written under the name J.D. Robb, is No. 3 on The New York Times best-seller list for hardcover fiction.
Showtime adapted "Magic Moment" from Roberts' novel, "This Magic Moment" in 1989, and CBS aired a TV movie based on her book, "Sanctuary," in 2001.