ELOISA JAMES

I write romances--21 New York Times bestsellers, highest position #5 (tied for #4, but who's counting?). My latest novel is Three Weeks with Lady X. I'm a Shakespeare professor in real life. Curious about romance or the business of writing? Ask me something!

Previous post continued...3) The combination of Shakespeare professor and wonderful romance writer seems a bit ingoncruous. How did that come about? 4) Do writers have any input into where their publishers send them on book tours and signings? and finally #5) How tall are you? I told you I had a bunch of questions but, again, I'll completely understand if you would prefer not to answer them but hope that you will. You are my favorite historical romance author. All others are compared to you.

Asked by grammyjcr

I know it’s an incongruous mixture, but I loved pop novels and literature from the time I was very small.  

I have some input, but not really.  The people with the most input are actually libraries and book stores who write Harper Collins and ask if I can come.  Oh, and book fairs & festivals.

I’m 5’9.

I have no problem answering questions!  And I’m honored to be your favorite writer.  Thank you for telling me.

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WEEK 3 of X Marks the Spot Scavenger Hunt! I’ve dropped clues all over the internet (FB, Twitter, Tumblr & Pinterest) if you find them all, come back here to enter. You could win 1 of 4 treasure chests filled with jewelry! All the details are on the “X Marks the Spot” app here on my fb page. Look for the large pink X for all of the contest details. 
**mobile users - you must enter from a browser window or from a computer. The FB app won’t allow you access to the contest app**
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I wouldn’t want to be the one carrying it.  But I wouldn’t mind saying, “Excuse me; would you pause for a moment while I check out that edition of essays?”

I wouldn’t want to be the one carrying it.  But I wouldn’t mind saying, “Excuse me; would you pause for a moment while I check out that edition of essays?”

I am fairly certain I have read and liked all of them. The Desperate Duchess series of books are among my favorites and they get reread often. I have some questions but since they're personal I'll understand if you don't want to answer any or all of them. 1) I think I read somewhere that you grew up in MN as did I and was wondering where? 2) Where did you and Allesandro (very good looking by the way) meet and how long have you been married?

Asked by grammyjcr

Hi there!

I grew up in Madison, Minnesota, which is just under the little bump on the left side of the state.  When I was little, the town had 2,242 people in it.  There are considerably fewer now.  Alessandro and I met on a blind date at Yale in New Haven, CT — we were both studying for our PhDs.  And we just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary!

The dowager’s bosom rose slightly into the air, resembling a balloon ascension Olivia had once seen in Hyde Park. "I was referring not to your birth,” the duchess said, biting the words with frigid disdain, “but to your manners."
~ The Duke is Mine ~

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Supposedly he draped the walls in red damask and invited fourteen Italian women to live with him. The naughty sort of Italians.

Three Weeks with Lady X, by Eloisa James