Know Your History – 7th March – E.L. James born

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On this day…

7th March, 1963 – E. L. James born

Erika Mitchell (born 7 March 1963), better known by her pen name E. L. James, is a British author. She wrote the bestselling erotic romance novels trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. The combined novels have sold over 70 million copies worldwide, over 35 million copies in the United States and set the record in the United Kingdom as the fastest selling paperback of all time. In 2012, Time magazine named her one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential People.”

James initially wrote fan fiction under the pen name “Snowqueen’s Icedragon”, with her most notable work being a Twilight fanfiction that eventually developed into Fifty Shades of Grey.

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There’s probably not much more I need to tell readers about 50 shades of grey. But just in case you are still interested here is a few links that you may enjoy.

50 things you might not know about Fifty Shades of Grey for the fans

Also check out E.L James’s blog, she has a few further pieces of writing here including outtakes.

For those keen on “Provocative Romance” – check out this amazing wordpress blog ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!. Alienora Taylor’s writing is beautiful and often includes *cough* erotic tales to get most people hot under the collar! She has also recently published her novel “Come Laughing” on Amazon.


For those not so keen, here is an article poking fun at the E.L. James’s writing – ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is a Laff Riot

Enjoy J

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