Tributes to much loved Penny Jordan flood in

Tributes from those in the romantic fiction world have been pouring in for the much loved author Penny Jordan who died on New Year's Eve. Fans and readers from around the world have been expressing their shock and sadness at the news on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet. Echoing the sentiments of many who loved her books is author Portia Da Costa who wrote on Twitter yesterday, "Sad to hear the news about Penny Jordan. I've been reading her books as long as I've been reading romance. She'll be sorely missed."

Tributes have been posted by many authors who admired her and knew her personally. "A true and generous friend, both personally and professionally," tweeted crime author Lesley Cookman. Abby Green, a fellow Mills and Boon author has posted a tribute on her blog. She tweeted, "She was a fantastic and generous lady. A true professional." Trisha Ashley tweeted today, "I am feeling sad this morning, having heard of the death of Penny Jordan, author and thoroughly nice person."

Penny Jordan was recognised by many fellow novelists as inspirational in terms of her work ethic and success. Jill Mansell tweeted that she was a "wonderful inspirational writer and person." Erica James has tweeted, "Hugely impressed by her work ethic." Jordan is reported to have written around 1 million words a year.
Readers on Mills and Boon's eHarlequin community have been posting tributes to Penny Jordan. "Penny Jordan has long been one of my favorite writers. Her stories have brought me so much joy over the years," wrote Dream.

Fellow Mills and Boon authors have also been posting tributes on eHarlequin. Kate Hardy has written, "a huge loss to the romance world as well as to her family." Melanie Millburn wrote, "She was a legend and will always remain so."

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Comment by Claire Firth on January 23, 2012 at 23:05

Very sorry to hear about Penny Jordan.  Hers was the very first Mills & Boon I ever read, at my Grandmother's house.  It was called Flamingoes on the Lake if I remember correctly. I was hooked on romance after that.

Comment by Kate Allan on January 2, 2012 at 17:57

Dozens more tributes from fellow writers on the Romantic Novelists Association blog. See - I don't think there are many writers who met her who aren't moved by her untimely death.

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