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Notes from Danielle

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
A Letter from Danielle for May ‘17
May 3, 2017
Hi Everyone, May is always a very special month for me, full of happy memories. May Day was always a big day in France when I was growing up—I used to dance around a maypole, wearing a wreath of white flowers on my head when I was a very little girl. The flower symbolic of May [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for April ‘17

Hi Everyone, I hope that all is well with you. Well, we made it through the winter, and with April here, in some places it actually feels like spring. Even if it’s still a little chilly, I love the way California looks in spring, with blossoms out, leaves on the trees, and a lush carpet of [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for March ‘17
March 7, 2017
Hi Everyone, March gives one hope of spring, although that’s probably all it is in most places – a hope. It’s been a harsh winter in most of the places I go, with freezing weather, floods, blizzards, and snow. So I’m not sure how fast spring will come, but it’s nice to think about at [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for February ‘17

Hi Everyone, Here we are, a brand new month. And a good one!!! We get a long weekend for Presidents’ Day, which is always nice, and I think some school kids get ski week, which is fun!! The winter weather is a little less fierce by this point (I hope) … AND (drum roll please), [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for January ‘17

Hi Everyone, There’s nothing better than reading a book and getting engrossed in the story with a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or a mug of soup – especially in winter. And my new hardcover THE MISTRESS is officially on sale today! It’s the story of a beautiful young woman, living a life of [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for December ‘16
December 14, 2016
Hi Everyone, Here we are in my favorite, favorite FAVORITE month: December. I truly know how difficult the holidays can be–with family stresses, financial strains, and just too much to do–but, I am just a corny person, and I love the Christmas holidays, and even some of the Chanukah traditions that I know. Holidays are [...] Read more
A Letter from Danielle for November ‘16
November 17, 2016
Hi Everyone, First of all, my new novel THE AWARD is now officially on sale!! I hope you read it soon and let me know your thoughts. And I truIy hope you enjoy it. It makes for the perfect gift book too if you are like me and do your holiday shopping early! Today is also [...] Read more