Mary Bly is the chair of the English Department at Fordham University, and the New York Times bestselling author of historical romance novels under the pen name Eloisa James. In 2021, for the first time, she will have a contemporary novel published by Random House as Mary Bly, and a historical novel published by Harper Collins as Eloisa James.

She has published over 30 books, translated in 26 languages, with sales worldwide of 7 million. Her most recent novel is My Last Duchess (2020). She also wrote the New York Times bestselling memoir, Paris in Love, about the year her family spent in France. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. In 2013, she won the RITA Award, the romance industry’s top honor and in 2012, she was the first romance writer asked to give a talk at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. She currently lives in New York.