Romance novelist Jamesto visit downtown library

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The Friends of Allen County Public Library will host author Eloisa James at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4. The romance novelist and professor of English literature will speak in the Theatre at the Main Library in downtown Fort Wayne.

An Oxford-educated professor of Shakespeare, James will talk about her latest book, “Seven Minutes in Heaven,” as well as how she came to write Regency romances.

Book signing and meet-and-greet will follow James’ talk. Her books will be available to buy. The event is free and open to the public.

“Like many things in life, my start as a romance writer sprang from a combination of love and money. I had a love of romance — and I needed money,” James writes on her website.

When asked about tips for aspiring writers, James says, “Most of all: write, write, read and write some more. Set goals for yourself to write at least one page a day.”

James is the author of over 25 romance novels and a memoir entitled “Paris in Love,” about her year in Paris with her Italian husband, two children, and plump dog.

Visit eloisajames.com for more information.