Jackie Collins Revealed
About Jackie Collins
Name of your favorite composer or music artist?:Marvin Gaye
Favorite movie:The Godfather
Favorite television show:Dexter
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. Rats and spiders!
- Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
- A. Right here in my house in L.A.
- Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
- A. Cleopatra.
- Q. Which living person do you most admire?
- A. Any person who stands by their principles!
- Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
- A. You don't want to know!
- Q. What do you regret most?
- A. That my mother never lived to see me published.
- Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
- A. Singing or playing guitar.
- Q. What is your greatest achievement?
- A. 27 N.Y. Times bestsellers and my 3 daughters!
- Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
- A. Cannot say no.
- Q. What’s your best quality?
- A. Self confidence.
- Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
- A. I live in L.A., so my accent!
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
- A. Jay Gatsby.
- Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
- A. Sonny Corleone.
- Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
- A. Rudeness and cruelty.
- Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
- A. Reading or watching mindless T.V.
- Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
- A. Rock star!
- Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
- A. Integrity. Honesty. Kindness.
- Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
- A. Shrimp!
- Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
- A. Never Can Say Goodbye. What's Going On. The Way We Were. Let's Stay Together. Let's Get It On.
On Books and Writing
- Q. Who are your favorite authors?
- A. Elmore Leonard. Mario Puzo. Charles Dickens.
- Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?
- A. The Great Gatsby. The Godfather. Candy. Oliver Twist. The Magic Faraway Tree.
- Q. Is there a book you love to reread?
- A. The Godfather ... I read it once a year.
- Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?
- A. Keep writing! Stop talking about it!
- Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?
- A. That I got them into reading, and that they can't put my books down!