radio when about 1 or 2 o’clock the news came through that Jackie Collins had
when she didn’t look sick, hadn’t said anything, and I was checking her
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc and had only just answered one of her
questions a week before.
flicked on my phone and checked Facebook and there they were, a whole bunch of
posts about her passing.
Vegas, in 2006. A scene from one of her books stuck in my head, I’ve spoken
about this before, and I kept thinking I wanted to write a book with a
character like that in it.
in my second novel, How I Won Lotto, Moved To L.A. & Married a Really Huge
TV Star. Jackie loved putting Australian characters in her books so I
reciprocated by talking about her in mine. She’s also had her own place on this website where I share her links and I will forever leave them up. She is my inspiration, she’s not going anywhere.
next morning she was on a morning show called 9AM with David and Kim. She
spoke about watching the Logies the night before and loving Kim’s earrings,
which Kim had borrowed for the awards night and was still wearing. It was later
revealed that Jackie bought those exact earrings while here.
week. Jackie spoke of caring for a husband and fiancé during their cancers and
subsequent deaths and how no one cares about the carers.
three daughters. She only revealed all to Joan when she visited London for a
book tour the week before. After looking at the pics from the last few weeks,
it was clear to see Jackie’s face had become gaunt and thin. You could tell she
was sick and I assume she knew it was possibly coming fast.
and several more ready for release next year. I can’t wait to read her
memoir when it’s published but now, I will be buying it instead.
and be writers. She inspired me to write shorter chapters than the normal 20-25
pages and to write how I wanted instead of how the publishing world expected me
saucy secrets, her books, her vast collection of blazers she designed herself,
her house (have you seen it), and the amazing adventures she had. I can only
dream of having a gorgeous house with seven writing desks and a huge decorated
office with rows and rows of my books in hardcovers and paperback.
and I can only hope they, her estate or whoever is in charge, keeps her social
media going. At least her website so people can still visit and get a list of
books and biography and know her for the woman she was. She knew for six years
she had cancer and I’m going to believe she got her affairs in order. After
nursing her husband and fiance she would have been prepared. The problem with
social media, as always, is what happens after we die?
the chance. I always dreamed and believed that when my books hit it big I would
travel to America and meet her on the way as I never had the chance all the
times she was here in Aus.
because I will never get the chance to see her, talk with her, or even visit
her house, unless they open it to the public. But considering what a private
person she was everything will be left to her family or be sold off like
Elizabeth Taylor’s estate. And if I had the millions I would buy her house just
for the sake of the fact it is Jackie Collins’s house.
will become of her stories and books, her legacy? Will the family continue it?
Will they shut it all down? Who knows, maybe’s there’s someone in charge of a
Jackie Collins book estate to take care of her copyrights and ownership.
held on the highest inspirational pedestal I can find.