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A Letter from Danielle for September ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ‘19
Hi Everyone, Well, here we are, back in the fall. I hope you had a restful, fun, relaxing summer and were able to take some time off. I love September, it revitalizes me. I think we’ve all been trained for so many years to rev up our motors for the return to school that, even as [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ‘19
Hi Everyone, I hope the summer is rolling out well and you’re having fun, taking some time off and enjoying family and friends!! Hot weather, good times, maybe some swimming and sunning, fishing—whatever seems like fun to you. I love reading in the summer when I take time off from writing for a few weeks. I have [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ‘19
Hi Everyone, I hope that your summer is off to a great start, and that the weather is cooperating for a nice warm, balmy summer—and that you have some plans for summer vacation and to take some time off. July always gets off on a festive note with July 4th, with parties and picnics, and parades, [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ‘19
Hi Everyone, Oh YAY!!! It’s summer, or just about, and will be officially summer shortly after you get this newsletter. Spring is always a little sketchy, depending on where one is. I’ve been in snowstorms in New York in late April. And there’s a French saying that says not to take off your winter clothes yet [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ‘19
Hi Everyone, Happy May Day!!! May is such a nice month, when Spring is just about everywhere—at last!! When I was a child in French schools, we always celebrated May Day, and it’s still a big deal in France. It’s French Labor Day, and they celebrate it as a major holiday, and everyone gives a sprig of [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘19
Hi Everyone, Well here comes April—hopefully springlike by now, wherever you are. There is something so cheering and hopeful about seeing green leaves again, and flowers springing up. Easter is in April this year, with all the fun “commercial” side of it, with Easter bunnies, and rainbow painted eggs, easter egg hunts for your children. I [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ‘19
Hi Everyone!!! Happy March!!! I hope there is a whiff of spring in the air wherever you are. By now, we’re all tired of winter, and a hint of spring would be nice. The big holiday in March is Saint Patrick’s Day, which I can lay no claim to, with no Irish relatives. But it’s a [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ‘19
Hello Everyone, Here comes February, still deep in the heart of winter. As I write this, it’s snowing, and Spring seems a million years away. I’ve been writing like crazy all winter, the holidays were busy and also seem like they are a long time behind us. When we’re in it, winter seems like the [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘19
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  A Letter from Danielle for January ‘19
Hi Everyone!!! When I think of January, I think of bears cozily hibernating in their cave, which is pretty much what I do every year in January—after the mad dash of the holidays, with kids coming home, family meals, all our Christmas traditions, getting last minute gifts, and just running around. My kids leave for wherever [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for December ‘18
Hi Everyone, It’s official. I just decided. December is my favorite month of the year. Gorgeous crisp cold weather, maybe a little hint of snow, beautiful decorations all lit up, Christmas trees lit up in the windows. I love everything about Christmas, and the holidays. At the beginning of December, my book ACCIDENTAL HEROES will be out [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for November ‘18
Hi Everyone, I hope you’re well, and enjoying the Fall and Fall weather!!! The Fall is so beautiful in some parts of the world (the turning of the leaves in New England), and a little dreary in others, as winter begins in earnest. Just as Halloween leaps out at me in October, Thanksgiving is the highlight in [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for October ‘18
Hi Everyone, I hope you’re enjoying the crisp weather, the turning of the leaves in some parts of the country – particularly in the East – and everything revving up for a busy fall! I really enjoy October, AND it’s the month of one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. It’s one of those playful holidays that [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for September ‘18
Hi Everyone, It’s funny how every month has a special flavor to it, and a special connotation. I love the idea of May, with the first promise of summer, and happy times to come. I remember balmy May evenings that were so full of that feeling of early summer. And I love December and the holidays [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for August ‘18
Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a good summer so far, and have had some down time and vacation, or are looking forward to some holiday time in August. Today marks the release of my novel PAST PERFECT in paperback! It’s a fun book about two families living in the same house – a hundred [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for July ‘18
Hi Everyone!!! Happy summer!!! There’s no doubt about it now – the summer season is here! I hope your summer is off to a great start, with happy plans ahead for some R&R. The big opening event for July for most people is the 4th of July, and there is nothing more fun than an old [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for June ‘18
Hi Everyone, Well, here it is at last, summer!! Yayyy!!! It should be warm everywhere by now, and was a rough winter for many of us!!! I love June because it’s finally, obviously summer, with leaves on trees, everything in bloom, and warm weather. And summer plans are under way. The best part of my summer [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for May ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for May ‘18
Hi Everyone, I hope it’s spring by now, wherever you are. It snowed in New York (and Paris!!) in April, so spring has been a long time coming and we’ve earned it!!! I’ve always loved May with its warmer weather and balmy evenings, flowers everywhere, and spring at last. When I was a child, particularly in [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for April ‘18
Hi Everyone, Well, we’ve made it through a quarter of the year, and as of 10 days ago, it’s officially spring. I have a new book out in hardcover, ACCIDENTAL HEROES, which I absolutely LOVED writing. It came out on March 20th (and just hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list!!), so maybe some [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for March ‘18
Hi Everyone, I hope all is well with you. It’s been a rugged winter, and I am ready for spring. After fire, torrential rains, and mudslides in California, and two solid months of pouring rain in Paris, I am more than ready for some spring sunshine!! Mother Nature has not been kind to California in the [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘18
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  A Letter from Danielle for February ‘18
Hi Everyone, February is still the heart of winter in most places, and can be a dreary time weather wise. Spring is still a long way off for most of us. But of course the date that stands out in February is Valentine’s Day. A day of despair for some, elation for others, or hope that [...] Read more