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Short Story: "Smartass at a Coffee Shop"

She’s sitting in the next booth, reading a Jackie Collins book and just generally pissing me off.

Maybe it’s the fluorescent pink hardback she’s holding open so wide that my spine feels like it’s being cracked, too. 1,318 more words

Writing

When Did You First Fall in Love...with someone & with reading?

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My mother recalls my disconnect as a young kid with books.

“You were too busy doing other things–you were a doer.” This statement comes despite my mother’s genuine love for books and reading and the library. 507 more words

On Life

Head over Heels

There was an article somewhere recently that described a new trend in literary fiction, inspired by Elena Ferrante: writing about women’s friendships. I literally did a double-take when I saw it; because there have been books, across all genres, about female friendships for many, many years–for example, the examination of women’s friendships and relationships with other women were at the root of every Rona Jaffe novel; the primary strengths of both  962 more words

Writing

If you read this....

Science fiction? Romance? Crime? Action and Adventure? Autobiographies? Which one do you prefer?

After struggling through the first few pages of a Jojo Moyes novel, it wasn’t long before it was covered in a thin layer of white dust on my bedside table. 925 more words

English Life

Late Novelist Jackie Collins' Bel Air Ranch House for Sale at $4.95 Million (EXCLUSIVE)

SELLER: Estate of Jackie Collins
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
PRICE: $4,950,000
SIZE: 4,150 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: The last of the four multi-million dollar Los Angeles homes owned by late and unusually prolific pulp novelist Jackie Collins popped up for sale on the open market this week at $4.95 million. 447 more words

Real Estalker

Prime Time, Joan Collins, 1988

The Other Collins Girl

Back in the 1980’s, after decades of less-then-memorable or downright embarrassing movie roles, Joan Collins finally found –or was allowed into- a goldmine when she was cast as Alexis Many Surnames in Dynasty. 407 more words