Extras: 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!
Shakespeare (and Eloisa) in Quarantine
Eloisa talks Shakespeare (specifically King Lear), quarantine, and Say Yes to the Duke. From the Fordham website: While the actual date of Shakespeare’s birth is not recorded, his birthday is celebrated around the world on April 23, three days before he was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. To celebrate the Bard’s life […]Read More →
Eloisa was Featured on CBS Sunday Morning!
Eloisa was featured on the Valentine’s Day edition of CBS Sunday Morning!Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →
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 […]Read More →