Teenage godchildren helped Jackie Collins perfect new book

Top author Jackie Collins had no problems conjuring up teenage angst for her latest novel, Lucky: Confessions of a Wild Child – she turned to her godchildren for help and inspiration. The new book, a prequel to her Lucky Santiago collection, centres on the life of a 15-year-old girl, and, while many may feel a 76 year old is ill-equipped to focus on a teen’s issues, Collins insists she knew what she was doing.
She tells the Los Angeles Times, “I had a couple of godchildren who were staying here at my home who were both 18 and they would come with stories every night, talking about going to clubs with their fake IDs and blah blah blah.
“They had all this energy that I picked up on and tried to channel. And I would read them bits. But their energy definitely helped me remember what it was like and how the thought process is different.”
The book has already landed Collins a film deal with Amber Entertainment.

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