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Notes from Danielle

A Letter from Danielle for January ‘19
January 7, 2019
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

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

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

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

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
August 20, 2018
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

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
June 21, 2018
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

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
May 14, 2018
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
March 19, 2018
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
February 13, 2018
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
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘18

Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!! I hope you’re not too exhausted by the holidays, and that you can take a little time now to catch your breath and relax. The holidays can be both wonderful and stressful, sometimes at the same time. And one of the concepts I like best in life is the idea of a [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ‘17

Hi Everyone, Whew!!! This year whizzed by for me, with lots of work, lots of new books, family events, some scary moments like the recent fires in the Napa Valley, world events that caught everyone’s attention, and now as mid-December hits, I am always reminded of the nostalgic song “I’ll be home for Christmas.” Wherever we [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ‘17
November 15, 2017
Hi Everyone, I hope the fall has gone well for you. I love this part of the year, it’s so cozy with colder weather and the holidays to look forward to. And whatever your religious convictions, or not, Thanksgiving is really about friends and gratitude, and is such a special holiday. It’s an opportunity to welcome [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for October ‘17
October 13, 2017
Hi Everyone, Happy October!!! There’s still a taste of warm days here and there, but for the most part we are launching into October with beautiful leaves turning red and yellow in some parts of the country. We’re rushing toward the winter, and the holidays will be here before you know it!! My book THE MISTRESS just [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for September ‘17
September 8, 2017
Hi Everyone, Ready, set, go….. here comes September!!! Maybe because I have so many children, September has always been the busiest month of the year (other than December during Christmas.) Kids go back to school, they’re adjusting to new teachers, more homework, you’re dashing to buy school supplies, adjusting to new schedules yourself, driving car pools, [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for August ‘17

Hi Everyone, I hope you’ve had a great summer so far. The beginning of August always seems like the halfway mark to me, but it’s the downhill slide. On July 4th, we have the whole summer to look forward to. A month later, we can see school looming at us, and a busy fall at work, [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for July ‘17

Hi Everyone, July at last!!! The summer month we’ve been waiting for all year!!! Vacations!!! Fourth of July!! Beach time!!! Sheer Heaven. I love the summer months. I take a vacation with five of my children every year in July. We used to give a big fourth of July party every year, for all ages. We [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for June ‘17
June 27, 2017
Hi Everyone, I hope that June is finally going to bring us some warmer weather. All of my cities have had a VERY chilly May!!! (and a lot of rain!!) It used to be that June was warm everywhere, now that’s not always the case!! For anyone with kids, June is a VERY busy month. They get [...] Read more