I couldn’t resist.  Video Saturday’s author is Jackie Collins.  Believe it or not, her books were some of the first “grown up” books that I read.  My parents had a few books on “their” bookshelf in the guest livingroom (the room no one ever used and us kids were forbidden, on pain of death, from entering). I remember seeing them there and wondering what kinds of books were there.  So one day,  I snuck in and pulled a book out to read.  I don’t remember which one it was, only that it said Jackie Collins on the front in big letters.  Did I get a surprise when I opened that book; I’d never read anything like it.  And can’t say that I have since, either. 🙂   And before you scoff, let me just point out that she has written 28 novels, all of which have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list, and sold over 400 million copies.

About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.