I am constantly overwhelmed and shocked by the success of this bookE.L. James talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' on 'Today' Feb 05, 2015
[The inspiration for Fifty Shades] came from lots of places; it came from reading things, it came from my imagination, it came from a little bit of life experienceE.L. James talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' on 'Today' Feb 05, 2015
I didn't know if I wanted to do [a film adaptation] or not. I was always concerned about how the sex would be treated. I wanted it to be tasteful, that was my concern. I think after lots of work, we got it there. There's definitely heat [between stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan]E.L. James talks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' on 'Today' Feb 05, 2015
Erika Mitchell; born 7 March 1963), better known by the pen name E L James, is the British author of the bestselling erotic romance novels trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed. The combined novels have sold over 35 million copies in the United States, and over 70 million copies worldwide, setting the record in the United Kingdom as the fastest selling paperback of all time. In 2012, Time magazine named her one of "The World's 100 Most Influential People."