Sunday, January 15, 2012

In Memoriam

Today is the 15th of the month and as so many of you know, on the 15th I have my regular Kate's Corner post over on We Write Romance's blog.

But today is also the day before, sadly,  I travel to Lancashire to attend the  funeral of Penny Jordan.   Penny and her books have been so much a part of my life, so closely connected with my own career from the first day, right back in 1981 that I opened her  first books - Falcon's Prey and Tiger Man - and lost  myself in the world she could create - a world that took you away from  the problems and worries of the actual day and into a world of passion and excitement and great story-telling.

So what else could I do but dedicate my Kate's Corner post to Penny?

And tomorrow, when I come home, I'm going  to open Falcon's Prey,  Penny's very first book and  remind myself of how it all began - and I'll raise a glass to her memory too.

Perhaps you'd like to join me in that? Pick your own favourite Penny Jordan novel  and remember her that way.


Laney4 said...

I'm still mourning Sandra Hyatt's early death and now Penny's too: one author who just learned the ropes and was excelling (at least in my opinion) in a lovely way, and the other one of the first authors whose books encouraged me to read more and more romances back in the early eighties.
Yes, I too have just brought one of Penny's books out from my TBR pile (A ROYAL BRIDE AT THE SHEIKH'S COMMAND) to start reading tonight. Not only have I enjoyed Penny's writing all these years, but I also have a soft spot for sheikh stories, so this one seems to be perfect.
Good luck in your travels. Keep a stiff upper lip and all that rot. Seriously, though, if you cry, you cry. It's okay. I am crying and I never met her.
It was nice reading your lovely words both here and on the other blog. Thank you.

Unknown said...

I'll be there with you in spirit. I still can't accept that Penny is gone.


Romance Reader said...

Hi Kate,

I do know at our home Sandra Hyatt is still being mourned and now Penny Jordan. I've seen mum has her books with painted covers from way back on her bookshelf. And now I just heard about Leonie Knight. Just the other day I was reading Leonie's Suddenly Single Sophie.

So very sad.

Sharon Archer said...

Kate, what a lovely way to remember Penny Jordan and her books. I've read many many of her stories over the years but one that I was very fond of is MISSION: MAKEOVER. Probably because I was a bit of a tomboy myself.

Raising a glass as I type and preparing to raid the keeper shelf!



Maria said...

Penny was a very much loved writer, it seems. Only recently discovered by me, but I knew about her fame for years.

I can understand your sense of loss.


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