10/26/20, “Expect a Miracle”

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Another week in this crazy year. I hope things went well for you in the past week. It’s time for things to start going right,¬†instead of this crazy roller coaster ride we’re all on. I had a very interesting and exciting business meeting, and did some writing. I’m keeping social activities down somewhat and going out less than previously, in honor of the higher Covid numbers. It seems smart to be careful. France is currently wrestling with the ‘second wave’, things look deceptively normal, but the danger is out there. The government imposed a 9pm curfew, to keep nighttime social activity down, and people are afraid of getting confined again. This long period of uncertainty is stretching out, we just have to try and live it day by day until the storm clouds clear.

 

I am VERY excited about my new book coming out this week, on Tuesday. “Expect A Miracle”. I chose the title two years ago, but it turns out to be the perfect title for the book right now. It’s a very special book, and a first for me. I have collected quotations all my life, since my teens—-quotes of famous people, anonymous ones, things I’ve seen in magazines, on greeting cards, read somewhere, saw on walls as graffiti. I love reading those quotes to boost my spirits, give me hope, make me smile, or laugh out loud, to make me think, or apply to the challenges of life. Very often, I frame the quotes I love and hang them on my walls (in my office in San Francisco, and in my dressing room in Paris—-places where I see them every day).That book has been a lifetime in the making, and we’ve been working on it for 2 years, sifting through the quotes, verifying the source whenever possible, working on the lay out, and picking designs to go with them. I wanted the book to be handy and pretty, easy to pick up, and open to any page and find a quote you’d love. It’s divided in 5 ‘chapters’, Road Map to Life, Courage, Faith, Laughter, and Love. But you can open the book anywhere, and hopefully find whatever you need at that moment. I REALLY hope you love the book as much as I do. It’s small, and shiny red, and would make a great gift, and I hope those quotes accompany you now, and give you as much hope, comfort, joy, and strength as they have given me. That book is straight from my heart to you.

 

I really really really REALLY hope you love it!!!

 

Have a great week and I hope wonderful things happen to you!!! Even during this challenging Covid time, terrific things can happen!! I wish you many of them!!!

 

love, Danielle

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  1. bonnie October 26, 2020 5:27 pm

    Hi Danielle, Yes tomorrow is the BIG Day !!! I am eagerly awaiting the blessing of 18 copies of “Expect a Miracle” — 7 for my grandchildren,10 for friends, and one for me to enjoy,too. This Christmas I am proud and delighted to present them with a worthwhile treasure that comes from your heart and mine. Thank you for sharing !!!
    With love to our brilliant and creative author, Bonnie

  2. Helen Hu October 26, 2020 5:43 pm

    Hi, Danielle,

    “Expect a Miracle” will be a Christmas gift to myself. I always like the meaningful quotations.

    Melbourne has experienced “miracle’! After 110 days lockdown, yesterday and today, Victoria State achieved 0 cases, 0 death. People are going out to buy donuts ((O O ), celebrations are everywhere. The cafe, restaurants and shops will re-open tomorrow. What a miracle after so many days staying at home with abnormal life! For me the pastime is to write my travel journals from the previous trips and places I have been – so called “travelling with writing”. You are always my inspiration and my favourable author. I adore you and the quotations you collected and loved. All the best with your life in Paris, Helen

  3. Deirdre Maguire October 27, 2020 6:58 am

    I love to collect quotes and like you Danielle I cut them from books magazines stick to my fridge or put between pages of favourite books so when I decide to re read them it’s like a hidden treasure that puts life in perspective and has the ability in those few seconds it takes to read to ground you and reflect on the true meaning of our lives. I can’t wait to buy this little red book…. I could drop hints for a Christmas gift but not taking the chance and I’m going to purchase it myself!!!! It’s definitely going to find a good home on my shelves as has most of the D.S. Novels. Love you continued good health to you and your family. Deirdre Maguire Ireland

  4. Rob Scott October 28, 2020 9:20 pm

    Danielle,

    Looking forward to your new book, “Expect a Miracle”. Just reading this blog post gave me a boost and left me excited!

    Perfect timing with everything going on in the world and a great gift for the upcoming holidays.

    I love quotes and they have gotten me through some difficult times. Somebody once told me that we need to demonstrate them to mean something. Perhaps, we do this by not giving up.

    Awesome.

    God Bless us all,

    Rob Scott
    ABQ, NM

  5. WIESLAWA KALICKI October 31, 2020 10:32 pm

    Hi Danielle, I am very big fan of yours,i red lots of your books, and have pretty big collection at home.
    Years ago i asked you about how to be a writer. And you were so nice to me, you wrote back with many advices.
    Thank you obce again.
    I hope too, That bad time we have now will end soon.
    I wish you and your family all The best.
    Take care. Wieslawa