The Life and History of Danielle Steel

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Danielle Steel
Danielle Fernande Steel is a romance novelist who has been and continues to be very successful in her career. To know Steel better, it is important to look at her background, family values, literary works, awards, and foundations she has created. Danielle Steel was born on August 14, 1947 in New York City. She is the daughter of John and Norma Schuelin-Steel. Steel is an only child whom lived alone with her father from the age of six. She “was a serious child, read constantly, was a good student, and was several years ahead in school, and wound up in college at fifteen” (“About Danielle”). Steel now resides in San Francisco and Paris. She “leads an extremely private family-centered life” (“About Danielle”). In fact she hates doing TV appearances. Steel has a very strong interest in emerging contemporary artists. She had a contemporary art gallery for four years, where she would show and sell the work of emerging adults. Steel loves fashion and does interior design every chance she gets. It is inevitable that she loves to keep busy. Steel is bi-lingual in English and French. She also speaks Italian and Spanish. Steel is not computer savvy and only uses her computer for email. She does all of her writing on a 1946 Olympia typewriter. Steel completed her primary education in France. She attended Parsons School of Design in 1963 and attended New York University from 1963 to 1967. She trained as a fashion designer, but never worked in that field. Before Steel’s writing career blossomed she worked at a firm and was vice president of public relations. She was also a copywriter for an advertising company in San Francisco from 1973 to 1974. Among these jobs, she was also a French and creative writing teacher. Steel says, “At a time in my life I had very little money; I held down three jobs and wrote at night” (“About Me”).

Danielle Steel has been married three times and has nine kids, five daughters and four sons. Her first marriage was at...
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