8/4/14, Pretty Minnie: Heads Up

Hi Everyone,

So have you read my new hardcover yet, that came out last week, “A Perfect Life”? Sorry, I don’t mean to push. I just love the book and hope you do too. I hope you get to read it on vacation, or on the way to work, or tucked into bed at night.

Actually, I was writing to give you a heads up about a children’s book I have coming out in October. It’s called “Pretty Minnie in Paris”, and it’s ADORRRABLE!!! I am in love with it!!! It’s the cutest thing you’ve ever seen for little girls, about a little girl named Francoise in Paris and her tiny white long haired Chihuahua—-Minnie of course!!! They love clothes and cute shoes, and Minnie has lots of outfits, and loves to match Francoise (in matching tutus, snowsuits and party dresses). It’s illustrated and the illustrator, Kristy Valliant, did a fantastic job, capturing my real Minnie, and turning her into a storybook character everyone will fall in love with (Kristy came to visit in Paris to do drawings and take photographs and videos of the real Minnie, and captured her perfectly!!).  If you have any little girls in your life, it will make a fantastic gift (for all the little girls I know too) with lots of drawings of Paris, and Minnie in her adorable outfits. She gets lost at a fashion show in the book, and I’ll let you read the rest. It won’t be out til October, but I couldn’t resist telling you about it now. I am thrilled to have been part of the creation of the book, and my own little Minnie is of course thrilled to be the star of a children’s book. It’s full of pink and purple glitter and everything little girls love (and me too!).    I have a regular grown up novel coming out in October too, “Pegasus”, it’s a historical novel which begins in World War II. I think it’s one of my best books, a family saga of two families…..but “Pretty Minnie in Paris” will steal your heart. I hope you’re finding down time to relax and read this summer. At the moment, between writing books, I’m plunged into a novel by one of my favorite authors, it’s a cozy read and takes place in Ireland. It’s nice to relax for a change.

Take care,

love, danielle

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  1. Jean August 6, 2014 1:57 pm

    Yes., I have read your new book….curled up in bed….little sleep that night…I loved it..as I have all your books..

  2. Carol August 8, 2014 9:11 am

    Hi Danielle,
    its been awhile since I commented..Your Minnie Book sounds adorable, as you said..I will get it, as you know I collect all your books, and scoured the Antique Stores and found all of them thru the years, except,
    the Childrens Books, and Poetry books you wrote years ago.
    I am soooooo looking forward though, to Pegasus…wow…That’s my Danielle type Book..for sure…Historical, and Old Times…WW11…ish. Cannot wait!
    Have a Happy Birthday Month! (Same age)

  3. Terry August 11, 2014 4:33 am

    I love your books, The first one I bought was Big Girl (Paperback) I am on the last chapter of Winners (Hardback) which I think is a another fantastic book. I have just bought A Perfect Life (Hardback) the other day so I can not wait to read that book.

  4. christene bennett August 12, 2014 12:02 am

    Yes I just finished a perfect life.and I can guess what’s going to happen next.she will go back to work after having that little boy and she will put him off on someone else to raise just like she did her daughter I can’t stand people like her.they make me sooo mad when they don’t want their kids.OK you succeeded in making me mad at the woman in the book I guess that’s good and makes a good story line. Looking forward to the next one.I have all of your books from going home all the way to a perfect life write to me at my house I don’t know much about machines either.my address is 4239 murraylake cir.forest park ga.30297 and my name Christene Bennett I’m a big fan and always will be. I have 5 dogs and 8 cats so I’m a pet lover too just like you.Take care Love christene

  5. Elizabeth. August 14, 2014 8:00 pm

    Loved a perfect life. I had been looking for it all summer and thought I missed it. Sooo happy I got it. You celebrate today and make one wonderful wishes as you blow out the candles on your cake!!! And eat the cake. Hugs Elizabeth ..

  6. michael jennes August 27, 2014 10:26 am

    enjoyed Pure Joy as an animal lover.if I come back in another life I want to be your dog

  7. Sonya Boyd September 7, 2014 8:04 pm

    Our book group from Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus discussing A Gift of Hope on Sept 23. Some of us have also read His Bright Light…both are powerful and stay with a reader long after having closed the final page of each. My question is…may we submit questions to you should some of our members have questions? Our church supports efforts to help the homeless in our area. Thank you.