After twenty-five years working in TV, E L James decided to pursue
her childhood dream, and set out to write stories that readers
would fall in love with. The result was the sensuous romance "Fifty
Shades of Grey "and its two sequels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and
"Fifty Shades Freed, "a trilogy that went on to sell more than 125
million copies worldwide in 52 languages.
In 2012 E L James was named one of Barbara Walters's "Ten Most Fascinating People of the Year," one of "Time" magazine's "Most Influential People in the World," and "Publishers Weekly" s "Person of the Year. "Fifty Shades of Grey" stayed on the "New York Times" Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks, and in 2015 the film adaptation on which James worked as producer broke box-office records all over the world for Universal Pictures.
E L James lives in West London with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their two sons. She continues to write novels while acting as producer on the upcoming movie versions of "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed.""