1/21/19, Mixed Monday


Hi Everyone,


I hope all is well with you. Things have been madly hectic for me, traveling, writing, the ‘business’ of writing as well as the fun part. (I never think the business part is as much fun as writing a story). I finished a book, wrote a new outline for a future book, and am THRILLED to say that my newest hardcover is going to be #1 on the New York Times combined eBook and hardcover list. No matter how often that happens, it is ALWAYS a thrill every time!!! Thank YOU for making that happen!! I am always grateful that you are such dedicated fans. The current book is about a combined team of French and American trauma doctors who work together for a month in Paris and a month in San Francisco, on emergency events in both cities. It’s a very exciting book!!!


Today we are honoring Martin Luther King, an extraordinary man at an extraordinary time in American history. It seems like a long time ago, but it’s surprisingly recent that the country was struggling with desegregation and so many important issues. He was truly a hero of our recent history.


The Protestors/Rioters were back at it in Paris on Saturday. Their numbers were diminishing, but they’re still out there, protesting—-for the TENTH week!!! It has wrought havoc with the French economy to have stores (and restaurants) closed every Saturday for almost three months. And Parisians are very tired of the destruction to the city, which will cost billions to repair. The wanton destruction of property, whatever the cause, still seems wrong to me.


And like a bad joke, they had just begun to dissipate on Saturday, while I was working on the outline, when a SECOND group of protestors appeared, right under my windows, for a different cause with slogans and bullhorns and songs. In desperation I put on the earphones I use to watch movies on the airplane when I travel—-I put them on to drown out the noise, so I could finish my outline, and I probably looked pretty silly typing away!!!.


This is Haute Couture fashion week in Paris this week, so there will be fashion shows for several days—-and I heard whispers of a snowstorm coming, so it will be a busy, possibly messy week!!!


It’s incredible to think that the holidays are only three weeks behind us, it feels like they were in another century. I’m due for another visit with some of my kids soon, so I’m looking forward to that.


I also recently heard that today’s date is called Blue Monday in England, supposedly the most depressed/depressing day of the year. So I hope that is not true for you today. No more Blue Mondays!!! Spring will show up eventually. Although we could all be turning blue from how cold it is everywhere. Stay warm, keep busy, have fun, and I hope you love my new book, Turning Point.


much love, Danielle


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6 Comments so far
  1. David January 21, 2019 2:12 pm

    Have a great week, Danielle!

  2. Colin January 21, 2019 2:14 pm

    I’ve just finished reading “Property of a Noblewoman”. What a great book! This weekend I’m planning to curl up on a sofa and start reading “Turning Point”.

  3. Bonnie January 22, 2019 4:44 pm

    Dear #1 Author, again and again — You are a faithful steward of the blessings that you have been given. Thank you for the impact that you and your books have had on your many readers, who love you. Congratulations!!!

  4. Rob Scott January 22, 2019 8:07 pm


    Keep up all your good work.

    Congrats on being #1 again!

    Write on …

    Rob Scott
    ABQ, NM

  5. Lisa T. January 30, 2019 12:08 pm

    Hi Danielle! Please never, never stop writing. I have been reading your books since I was a young adult (and I’m 55, so that’s a long time!). Your books are the absolute best escape. I can lose myself in your books, your characters, it’s the best! I cry, I laugh, I cheer. Just finished Power Play and didn’t want it to end! Waiting to read Beauchamp Hall next.

    Have a wonderful 2019!

    Lisa in North Dakota (yes, the winters here are horrid, and yes, your books help)

  6. Camille February 6, 2019 9:10 am

    Writing novels is an art. So every time a new novel is ready to be publish it is a new chef d’oeuvre , a new masterpiece from a famous artist that is going to be made public. So I do understand that “THRILL” ;the thrill a mother feels when is going to have a new baby even though she had many babies before.