JACKIE COLLINS HONORED WITH OBE ON QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY
Thursday, 20 June, 2013 / Published in Press
Author Jackie Collins was honored with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to fiction and charity on the Queen’s birthday on Friday, June 14th.“I am surprised and delighted to receive an OBE on the day of the Queen’s Birthday,” said Collins recently of the honor.With over 500 million copies of her books sold in more than 40 countries, and with all novels having reached the New York Times bestsellers list, Jackie Collins is one of the world’s top-selling novelists. Her first book, “The World is Full of Married Men,” became a sensational bestseller because of its open sexuality and the way it dealt honestly with the double standard. Since then she has written the blockbuster novels “The Stud,” “The Bitch,” and “Chances” among others. “Chances” introduced her most beloved character, Lucky Santangelo who has appeared in 8 best-selling novels, the last being the 2011 best seller, “Goddess of Vengeance.”Her last best-selling book, “The Power Trip” was released in February 2013 to commercial and critical praise, and will be released in paperback on October 1, 2013. Her next book, “The Santangelo Cookbook” will be released by St. Martin’s Press on April 1, 2014. The YA novel “The Wild Child,” which begins the journey of Lucky Santangelo as a teenager will be released in the UK later this year and in the U.S following.