Know Your History – 14th August – Danielle Steel born

know your history - writingOn this day… 14th August, 1947 – Danielle Steel born

Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel (born August 14, 1947), better known by the name Danielle Steel, is an American novelist.

Based in California for most of her career, Steel has produced several books a year, often juggling up to five projects at once. All her novels have been bestsellers, including those issued in hardback. Her formula is fairly consistent, often involving rich families facing a crisis, threatened by dark elements such as jail, fraud, blackmail and suicide. Steel has also published children’s fiction and poetry, as well as raising funds for the treatment of mental illness. Her books have been translated into 28 languages, with 22 adapted for television, including two that have received Golden Globe nominations.Danielle Steel - Fairytale

On Writing

Once she got into fulltime writing, Steel used to write 10 hours a day for five years straight. Now this requires commitment, something she never lacked. Her food was sent to her bedroom and she would sometimes eat it after five hours.

Did you know?

At 25 Steel’s first novel, was published – “Going Home”.

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