Thursday, October 14, 2010
Camille Kimball for Authors @ The Teague
When Camille Kimball appeared at the Velma Teague Library to discuss her new true crime book, What She Always Wanted, she talked about the important people that had shown up for her recent programs. When she appeared at the Poisoned Pen, six of the jurors in the Orbin case showed up. But, she said the most important people had shown up at Velma Teague, but she'd introduce them in a few minutes.
Camille described What She Always Wanted as the story of a woman who had the chance for a loving life with a wonderful man, and it wasn't enough for her. Jay Orbin was a dealer in Southwestern jewelry. His wife, Marjorie, was a Scottsdale wife and mother who had once even appeared on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. But, Jay Orbin made a sales run to Florida, and was not seen again by family or friends in Arizona. On Oct. 23, 2004, his remains were found in a bin in the desert. Six weeks later, Marjorie was arrested.
In the audience at Velma Teague were Jay's brother, Jake Orbin, and his wife, Shelly. They are the guardians for Jay's son. And, Camille said she writes true crime books to bring justice to those who are hurting. When Kimball received a call from her agent, asking if she wanted to write the book, she was at a car wash. She told her she couldn't hear her. Could she call her back. The agent said they were in an editorial meeting right then, and needed a yes or no. So, Camille called Jake, and talked to him. He said it was alright with him, although he really didn't know Kimball at the time. He had faith that she would write something the family would be satisfied with. And, when she first received her copy, she gave one to Jake to read. He called the next day, saying thank you.