Erica James

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The author of fifteen bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight which won the 2006 Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, The Queen of New Beginnings and Promises, Promises, Erica now divides her time between Cheshire and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians. 

With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica will readily chat with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion.


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