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Eloisa's Desk

Since I’m a professor in my other life, I’m always writing pieces for magazines, blogs, and newspapers. You’ll find essays here that deal with everything from the craft of writing, historical research, raising children—and living in Paris!

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Eloisa was Featured on CBS Sunday Morning!

Eloisa was featured on the Valentine’s Day edition of CBS Sunday Morning!

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It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn

This review of Julia Quinn‘s It’s In His Kiss originally appeared in Eloisa’s Pillow Talk section in October 2011. It’s In His Kiss opens with a prologue from the hero’s point of view, which is absolutely appropriate because after reading this book, I ended up thinking it was one of the funniest portraits of a […]

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End of School Debris

One of the complexities of being a writing mother, for me, lies in a passionate wish to catch my children’s lives, for good or bad. For example, when Anna was diagnosed with Lyme’s Disease for the third time, I wrote Duchess by Night, which includes a child infected by rat bite fever. (I also moved […]

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The New York Times reviews My American Duchess!

In a groundbreaking column, the New York Times Book Review highlights the Romance Genre (largely ignored by the NYT up until now), and features My American Duchess, recognizing it as “amusing and heart-wrenching” in a rave review​.

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On Creating a Less-than-Perfect Heroine

Enjoy this look back at Eloisa’s thoughts while she was working on the final Essex Sisters novel, Pleasure for Pleasure I’m working on Josie’s story right now. So if you’ve read Much Ado About You, you know that Josie is plump. Plump, wonderful and as sharp-tongued as a Regency private detective from the ’30s. I […]

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