Sunday, January 01, 2012

Penny Jordan

At the RNA Awards March 2011 - Me and Penny Jordan
I am filled with incredible sadness at the moment. Penny Jordan, a friend and mentor passed away yesterday. I hadn't known she was ill. I'm sure she didn't want us to worry. That would be her...

She was an inspiration. Despite her best selling status she never took any of it for granted...she didn't rest on her many laurels. She worked hard at her writing. She also supported so many budding writers and I was lucky to be one of them. Through those dark hours came many emails of encouragement....she knew those doubts to well herself.

Now that she is gone I can hold tight to memories of handbag shopping in Dubai. Comparing outrageous shoes at RNA awards lunches. She was beautiful, glamorous and a real friend. She will be missed.

Penny may you est in peace...you will be missed.

9 comments:

Debs Carr said...

I was so sorry to hear about Penny. So sad.

liz fenwick said...

She was such an inspiration... the writing world and reading world will miss her terribly.

lx

wannabe a writer said...

I met her once at a library talk in Chester. For such a prolific writer she was so modest. The writing world will be poorer without her.

Linda

B.E. Sanderson said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Liz. She sounds like she was an awesome person to know.

liz fenwick said...

Linda - it is a huge loss to the romance writing community and the wrting community in general. I find I still can't believe it.

BE - Penny was simply lovely and so generous. thanks.
lx

Joan Woods said...

I have only just found out that Penny has passed away. I was a colleague of hers at the Bank were we worked as a Secretaries I remember her husband Steve buying her first typewriter and when she began to write her books.
A wonderful person in every way. What a sad loss

Liz Fenwick said...

Joan - was was just a wonderful person. I think of her all the time as I write. She was a huge inspiration to me and provided me with so much encouragement.

lx

Joan Woods said...

Only recently heard of the loss of Penny. We were colleagues when we worked as Secretaries in Manchester
and can remember how her ambition to write all began. Lovely person in every way. How sad

Joan Woods said...

Only recently heard of the loss of Penny. We were colleagues when we worked as Secretaries in Manchester
and can remember how her ambition to write all began. Lovely person in every way. How sad