Meeting and talking with E.L James, the celebrated author of the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon was quite an experience. This extraordinary lady who was virtually unknown just 6 months ago, came strolling into the Willow Ridge Country Club for the DivaMoms Luncheon to a talk with a hundred or so enthusiastic fans followed by an entourage complete with body guards, publicists, managers etc… she has ‘people’ now, 6 to be exact. For all of her success, she seemed grounded and still surprised by it all, she was lovely and genuine when we spoke. When asked how her teenage sons felt about the books and if they had read them, she laughed, and said, “ oh no, and they never will, I have really embarrassed them” she said luckily they were very into their video games, and music and she said while the books were doing well in England they had not reach the level of popularity or craze that they have in the states.
February 20, 2018