Thirty years ago, "Ivy League romance writer" was like "jumbo shrimp" — an oxymoron.
Back then, nobody could have predicted that in April 2009, Princeton University would host a scholarly conference featuring romance writer Eloisa James, author of Desperate Duchesses and Potent Pleasures.
Or that a Harvard grad named Julia Quinn would drop out of Yale Medical School to scale the best-seller lists with titles like The Viscount Who Loved Me and How to Marry a Marquis.
Any regrets? "None! I'm married to a physician," says Quinn, 39, whose historical romance, What Happens in London, went on sale last week. "I have a way better deal as a romance writer."
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