Yesterday I got an email around 3pm asking if I could take part in a Huffington Post Live segment with Jackie Collins. THE Jackie Collins. You don’t have to have read any of her novels to know who she is because she’s JACKIE COLLINS. Of course I said yes! I had never done a HuffPost Live segment so I really didn’t know what to expect and it was at 6:30 pm meaning my entire family would be home so I had to try and find a quiet space in my house where children wouldn’t be barging in asking me to get them a drink/snack/change the channel. I settled for my bedroom which probably wasn’t the best choice because I had to have my laptop on my lap for the entire 30 minute segment but I didn’t care because Jackie Collins might be the coolest woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of talking with. I officially am a Jackie Collins fangirl.
Dinner and a Movie host Janet Varney was in studio with Jackie and would be leading the discussion, while myself and author and Bookslut Managing Editor Charles Blackstone would be taking part via google hangout. It was an amazing 30 minute chat with a woman who is the quintessential romance writer. Jackie Collins, who will be releasing her 29th book in February, has never been out of print since she was first published. I’m going to embed the chat below so you can watch it because she really is fascinating to listen to and she knows how to give good interview. I know it’s long but if you have a half hour where your sitting at your computer just have it playing in the background so you can listen – it’s a great segment with the exception of the fact that I sound like an inarticulate, rambling fool on occasion.
I have never read a Jackie Collins book. Ever. I’ve said before that my reading spark was ignited last year when I received The Hunger Games trilogy for Christmas and I devoured it in a week. Since then I have read around 50 books from all different genres but just haven’t picked up a Jackie Collins novel, and clearly I’m missing out. Because after speaking with her I can’t wait to read her books like Hollywood Wives, and Chances, and anything else I can get my hands on (I’m going to start with the most iconic though). Because Jackie Collins is so friggin cool! Just listening to her speak for that half hour I know she has some incredibly amazing stories to tell.
So, that was my super cool encounter with Jackie Collins yesterday. The segment is below if you want to watch. Again forgive my for my sometimes incoherent rambling.