EL James of Fifty Shades of Grey pens new romantic novel
EL James, the author of Fifty Shades of Grey has revealed she has written a new romantic novel and is halfway through writing another.books Updated: Jun 30, 2015 18:50 IST
EL James, the author of Fifty Shades of Grey has revealed she has written a new romantic novel and is halfway through writing another.
The 52-year-old best-selling author of the Grey trilogy, said she is currently working on some new love-inspired material, but doesn't know when it will be published, reported The Daily Mirror.
During a Twitter Q&A with fans, the British writer was asked whether she plans to pen another novel, to which she replied, "I've written a new book and am halfway through another. Both romances. Not sure when I will finish them."
The author, who recently released Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian novel, declined the chance to reveal any further details about her much-anticipated new release.
Also, James's Twitter Q&A quickly went awry as people used the #AskELJames hashtag to bombard the writer with questions and comments that made fun of her much parodied series.
#AskELJames you do realize that if Grey wasn't a billionaire, the 50 Shades trilogy would be one hell of a Law & Order episode?— Belial Bell (@AlwaysAnimated) June 29, 2015
What do you dislike more, Independent strong woman or the English language? #AskELJames— Trevor Donovan (@TrevDon) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames What's your favourite shade out of the 50? Is there a chance that more shades will be added?— Jack Howard (@JackHoward) June 29, 2015
#AskELJames after the success of "Grey," have you considered re-telling the story from the perspective of someone who can write— Andrew Vestal (@avestal) June 29, 2015
The session, which took place in Twitter's Britain headquarters, began with James answering questions about the plot of Fifty Shades of Grey, such as what she would have liked to change, if anything, in the Ana and Christian relationship.
But soon the writer was flooded with questions that made fun of her prose style, including jibes such as "Do you get paid per adjective?", "Have you ever held a dictionary?" and "Did you ever consider using a thesaurus, or did that sound too much like hard work?", The Guardian reported.
The hashtag users also referenced the similarities between her work and that of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer with questions such as: "What's the minimum distance you have to stay away from Stephenie Meyer at all times?" and "Did you see the abusive relationship of Bella and Edward and think 'hmm needs more abuse'."
However, many others defended James's attempt to chat with fans. "Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James's #AskELJames Twitter chat is a fiasco: EL James was simply trying to engage."
James is currently promoting her Fifty Shades of Grey follow-up Grey, which tells the story from the point of view of protagonist Christian Grey.
First Published: Jun 30, 2015 18:23 IST