Romance Writers of Australia
Are proud to announce the following Keynote Speaker at their
2012 Diamonds are Forever annual conference.
The brief bio:
A New York Times bestseller many times over, Eloisa James writes historical romance for Harper Collins; People Magazine raved of Eloisa’s writing that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa is also a Shakespeare professor at Fordham University in New York City. In addition to publishing academic work, she has written a memoir, Paris in Love, about her family’s experience of living in France for a year.
The longer bio:
New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James’s historical regencies have been published to great acclaim. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of Eloisa’s very first book that she “found herself devouring the book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; later People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Her most recent novel When Beauty Tamed the Beast debuted at #10 on The New York Times bestseller list. Next up is This Duke is Mine, which will be published by Harper Collins in Winter, 2011. Also in progress is Paris in Love, a memoir of her family’s year in France, which will be published in Spring 2012 by Random House.
After graduating from Harvard University, Eloisa got an M.Phil. from Oxford University, a Ph.D. from Yale and eventually became a Shakespeare professor, publishing an academic book with Oxford University Press. Her second academic book is now in its final draft. Eloisa points with particular pride to the year in which she appeared on the plenary panel of the Shakespeare Association of America’s conference, and gave a luncheon keynote at the Romance Writers of America conference.
Currently she is an associate professor, teaching Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.
Thank you Eloisa!
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