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Archives - April 2012

New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James writes historical romances for HarperCollins Publishers. 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. Currently she is an associate professor and head of the Creative Writing program at Fordham University in New York City. Here, she talks about her new memoir, PARIS IN LOVE, and what it meant to her as a mother to her two children (she is pictured here with her daughter, Anna). 
The author of three previous novels, Jeanne Ray works as a registered nurse at the Frist Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. She is married and has two daughters. Together, she and her husband have ten grandchildren. In this piece, she talks about how her daughter encouraged her to become a writer. 
In addition to publishing eight poetry anthologies, Daisy Goodwin has presented award-winning television series on poetry and on the enduring appeal of romantic fiction, and is a commentator and columnist for the London Sunday Times. Daisy lives in London with two daughters, three dogs, and a husband who is an executive for ABC News. THE AMERICAN HEIRESS is her first novel. Here, she talks about how she got her start with fiction --- by inventing her own mother.   
The weather got gloriously better towards the end of our trip and thus my reading moved from the couch to lounge chairs on the patio and even poolside! I have been looking forward to HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL by Robert Goolrick (June 12th) for months now. As many of you recall I was just crazy about A RELIABLE WIFE, which was a Bets On selection. There are many parallels between the two books including the lonely characters who have lots churning inside.
Spring Break for me is about reading. It’s a chance to do some catching up and some reading ahead. And I did a little of each this trip while also realizing there are some classics that I clearly missed that I need to explore.