Danielle Steel

Author of Power Play and 120+ Books

Danielle Steel

Ms. Steel has been a permanent fixture on the bestseller lists of the New York Times since 1981. In 1989, for having at least one of her books on the Times bestseller list for 381 consecutive weeks, she was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. But it was premature for Guinness. The fact is that for more than 390 consecutive weeks, one or more of Ms. Steels' novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list. Twenty-one of Ms. Steels'... novels were adapted for TV, each earning high ratings and critical acclaim, including two JEWELS Golden Globe nominations, a four-hour mini-series starring Anthony Andrews. Furthermore, Ms. Steel is the author of the book series "Max and Martha" for young readers. They are ten illustrated storybooks written to comfort young people as they face issues like a new stepfather, new baby, new school, a grandparent's loss, and other critical dilemmas in a child's life. She also wrote the "Freddie" books, four of them, about real-life situations in the lives of children, like a doctor's visit and away from home the first night. Ms. Steel also wrote nonfiction, HIS BRIGHT LIGHT, on the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, released by Delacorte Press in September 1998 and immediately jumped to the New York Times Non-Fiction bestseller list and "Having a Baby." She also wrote a poetry book entitled LOVE: POEMS BY DANIELLE STEEL. She has been awarded the Order's second highest rank. Ms. Steel's interest in emerging contemporary artists is also passionate. For several years, she has had an art gallery and continues to sponsor and organize free lance art shows and events to showcase the work of emerging and mid-career artists. She herself has a degree in design. Ms. Steel has a variety of philanthropic interests in addition to writing. She has founded and run two foundations, one named after her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which fund mental illness and child abuse organizations. The second has been set up to help the homeless. She has won numerous awards with mentally ill adolescents and children for her personal work. Ms. Steel has a passionate interest in children's welfare and well-being, especially those at risk. She raised her own nine children. And as she juggles writing and family, they keep her busy. Her family, despite her many interests, is her first priority. Ms. Steel moved quickly into her literary career from an education in New York and Europe to a professional background in public relations and advertising and teaching, and has been working hard ever since. At the age of 19, she wrote her first book. She often works on five books to find one storyline, write another, and edit the third. Still, she often spends two to three years researching a single project and developing it. It's not unusual for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter in the heat of a first draft. The central focus of her life is family, children, and youth, as well as her passion, which is frequently shown in her writing. She deals with the themes that touch on real life's most pressing issues, making her books universal, and touching so many people. She is fascinated by the pressing situations in life that affect all of us, how people handle them, and as a result are often transformed. And her novels have explored topics including kidnapping, incest, mental illness, suicide, death, divorce, adoption, marriage, loss, cancer, war. She also often writes about historical themes, shedding new light with meticulously accurate research on familiar historical events. Despite her diverse interests and activities,READ MORE

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you see the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future

Her life was beginning to make sense again, although she couldn’t say she was enjoying it. But her mind was clear, and her heart was not constantly as heavy. Only when she thought about him. But she knew that in time, she’d survive it. She had done it before and would again. Eventually the heart repairs.

Things work out the way they're meant to

temos que aproveitar o pouco tempo que temos com cada pessoa que nos é querida, e amar todos os amores até quando nos é permitido.

Victoria heard across the wedding reception dance floor "You're loveable"!

Sometimes we have to face the things that hurt us most. Maybe you won’t heal till you do. You haven’t yet. They both knew that was true. You can’t move ahead until you bury the past.

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