Barry Frost

Jackie Collins Is Back With A "Vengeance"!

Photos Above And Text By MAC WIRE Contributor Anne M. Raso

We were lucky enough to attend Jackie Collins’ recent bloggers/press event
during New York Fashion Week. She hosted 23 journos and bloggers in the Library
of the Hudson Hotel on West 58th Street. She not only “meeted and greeted” with
the party guests but she also did a reading from her newest book (which just
happens to be her 28th), Goddess Of Vengeance, just published by St. Martin’s Press. A special Lucky cocktail was
served (that’s one of Collins’ most famous heroines and the heroine of Goddess
Of Vengeance
, in case you haven’t followed her recently), and it was quite
potent–it consisted of Skyy Vodka, Cointreau, Cranberry Juice, Lychee Juice and
Champagne and was served in a martini glass)!
   Jackie was a pleasure to speak
with–she took in a couple of Fashion Week Shows including Venexiana and hung
out with her British pal Barry Frost (who also lives in LA and was one of the
producers of What’s Love Got To Do With It). Barry asked questions of Jackie in the question-and-answer session after her reading just like the rest of us. She got questions ranging from what book she would most like to see made into a feature film to whether she would ever do a reality series (the answers being Poor Little  Bitch Girl and an adamant “no,” respectively).  Jackie signed books
for all the guests and we all walked home with a bag of Jackie Collin’s older
titles in paperback and all sorts of fun merchandise (like Lucky logo coffee
mugs and note pads).

       Next up, the 73-year-old beauty tells us that she will be working on a
Lucky-themed cookbook and said she is looking for the ultimate meatball recipe. We
suggested that she try Donatella’s all-veal meatball the next time she was in
town (that’s our personal favorite and also the winner of many foodie magazine
awards).     Hope to see you in town again soon, Jackie. We love your tales not only
about writing your books but about when your husband Oscar owned the famous Ad
Lib club in London back in the 60s–a hangout for the Beatles and The Rolling
Stones, among other rock luminaries! Be sure to check out to
keep up with this literary luminary who has been on top of the woman’s
publishing field since 1968!

The Mac Wire’s Anne Raso with Jackie Collins. Photo: Get Red PR