A Note from Danielle for January ‘12

Dear friends,

Every year, I tell you that I never make New Year’s resolutions, and it’s true. I HATE making promises I can’t or don’t keep, and the very notion of New Year’s “resolutions” suggests something hard to do. So I make no promises, and just hope for the best (exercise programs, diets, giving up smoking, going out more, to see friends more often or making myself go to movies other than those I see on airplanes when I’m travelling). I guess the one resolution I should make is not to work on weekends. With my kids gone, I’m not very good at down time, and I often wind up working on weekends, which can be lonely for single people. Taking it easy is not my strong suit! (Maybe you can guess, since I’ve written 121 books!!) And I go back to work very quickly after the holidays, sometimes on New Year’s Day.

One of my daughters has a birthday in January, so we’ll be celebrating her!! (My father’s birthday was in January too).

My book 44 Charles Street will come out in paperback at the end of this month. It’s about four housemates in a townhouse in New York, how their lives become intertwined despite their differences, and how close they become — a modern day family made up of people who become friends. I hope you enjoy it.

And I hope your year gets off to a fabulous start! May it be a great year for you.

Love,

Danielle Steel

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