For most authors, just getting published is an accomplishment. But for Mary Bly, known to millions of fans around the world by her pen name Eloisa James, the phrase “NY Times Bestseller” has become as common as breathing for most of us, which leaves me purely in awe of the woman who now with her newest book, “Paris In Love”, a memoir of a year she and her family spent in Paris after taking an “Elizabeth Gilbert-Like” leap in 2009 after being diagnosed with breast cancer and watching her mother pass away from ovarian cancer has achieved her 16th (Yes, I wrote that number correctly!) Bestseller, and firmly cemented herself as one of the “All Time Queens of the Romance Genre”. On the day of this interview, People Magazine gave “Paris In Love” four stars and calls it a “delightful charm bracelet of a memoir.”, and Elizabeth Gilbert of “Eat, Pray, Love” fame writes about it “What a beautiful and delightful tasting menu of a book: the kids, the plump little dog, the Italian husband. Reading this memoir was like wandering through a Parisian patisserie in a dream.” In fact, the reviews have been stellar across the board, and for an incredible author who kept her identity secret from her teaching colleagues at Fordham University (Listen to this amazing interview to get the full story!), there seems to be no slowing down towards an incredible literary legacy that can be matched by few Romance writers of our time.
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down for an intimate chat with the remarkable Mary Bly/Eloisa James in NYC to talk about her incredible literary legacy, her new book “Paris In Love”, the emotional and spiritual discoveries she and her family made during that incredible year in Paris, why she kept her identity a secret from her colleagues at Fordham University for so many years, growing up in a literary family, and sooo much more!! I was completely blown away by Mary, because outside of all of her success and being able to maintain her creative process so strong for a now staggering 20 books, she is one of the nicest and most down to Earth people you can meet…Her story is one that should be admired, and it is great to see her continue at the top of her game with her newest book…Enjoy Kade Nation and a HUGE thank you to Ann and Lou at Barnes And Noble Upper West Side NYC for all their help!!