Danielle Steel Success Story
Danielle Steel is an American novelist. She is the “best selling author alive” and the “fourth bestselling author of all time”, with over 800 million copies of her novels sold. Danielle Steel has also written children's poetry and fiction. She is involved in Charitable causes. Danielle was mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for one of her novels being on the New York Times Bestseller List for 381 consecutive weeks. Danielle’s novels have been translated into 28 languages, 22 of her books have been adapted for television, including the two that received Golden Globe nominations.
Danielle was born on 14th August 1947 in New York City, to John Schulein-Steel and Norma da Câmara Stone dos Reis. Her parents got divorced when she was eight years old. She was raised by her father. She spent her growing years between Europe and New York City.
Danielle started writing as a child. She was fluent in composing poetry while in her teen years. She graduated from the Lycée Français de New York. She studied literature and fashion design at the Parsons School of Design and New York University.
Danielle worked for a public relations agency, Supergirls in New York for many years. One of her magazine clients was extremely impressed with her freelance articles and coaxed her to focus on writing and encouraged her to write a book. Danielle later moved to San Francisco, and worked as a copywriter for an advertising agency, Grey Advertising.
Danielle has written 96 novels; 17 children’s books, four works of nonfiction, as well as a book of poetry. She has sold about 650 million copies of her novels internationally, and every one of her novels is a bestseller. She is published in 28 languages and in 47 countries. Danielle’s latest novel is Precious Gifts. Some of her other bestsellers include Country, Undercover, Pegasus, Prodigal Son,Power Play, A Perfect Life, Winners, Until the End of Time, First Sight, Family Ties and Legacy. They have been at the top of the Wall Street Journal list and The New York Times Best Seller list. She has written the lyrics of two albums.
Danielle established two foundations, one in the memory of her late son, The Nick Traina Foundation, which supports organizations involved in child abuse and mental illness, and the second, which assists the homeless. Danielle was decorated by the French Government as an “Officier” of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
Danielle married six times. She is currently married to Ian Thomas Matthews. Danielle has nine children from her six marriages.
Danielle Steel was decorated by the French Government as an “Officier” of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Danielle was mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records for one of her novels being on the New York Times Bestseller List for 381 consecutive weeks.
All most all her novels have featured on the best-sellers lists. They have been translated into 28 languages in 47 countries. 22 of Danielle’s books have been adapted for television, including the two that received Golden Globe nominations.
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