Restaurant Report and Good Morning America Appearance

Hi Everybody,

I’ve been meaning to tell you about a restaurant for a while, after my last stay in Paris. I had been there years before and forgotten about it, it’s a wonderful bistro in the 7th arrondissement in Paris, called “La Fontaine de Mars”, it’s small and crowded, but with an airy, spacious outdoor terrace, typically French food and great atmosphere, and word must travel, because apparently President Obama ate there when he was last in Paris. I had a fun evening there with a friend, and we had ‘blood sausage’, which probably sounds terrible, but was delicious!!! Very French (although Italians eat it too). So if any of you are going to Paris this summer, you might enjoy a meal at “La Fontaine de Mars”.

My summer is rolling into gear. I will be on “Good Morning America” for my new book, on Friday June 11. The book is “Family Ties”, and I’m excited about it. It is about a young woman who inherits her sister’s 3 children, when her sister dies in an accident. I love writing about the relationships in families, in this case between 3 siblings and an aunt, who loves them dearly, and rises to the occasion to bring them up. (She is only 26 when the children move in with her, and I focus on the time l6 years later, when she is in her early 40’s, and the kids are almost grown up.). I hope you like the book!!

After my appearance on Good Morning America this Friday, I will be off to my usual summer plans, with my children for part of the time, in Italy and France, I’m going to a fabulous art fair in Switzerland that I have always wanted to go to. And in August, I will be curating an art show myself, which I love doing. I still miss the contemporary art gallery I had, and closed a couple of years ago. The art world is always so exciting. So I’ll keep you posted on my doings. I just wanted to let you know about my appearance on Good Morning America, and give you a hot restaurant tip, in case you go to Paris.

More soon, love, Danielle

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10 Comments so far
  1. Gillian Marshall June 9, 2010 11:57 am

    I have just read One Day at a Time and Sallie the dog was featured all through the book.What happened to her when Coco and Leslie got married and moved to LA?

  2. Genevieve Donkochik June 10, 2010 9:32 am

    I recently found great insight reading your book His Bright light. I must express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son, but at times felt like I was walking in your shoes thoughout that book. Your son sounded like a wonderful person. Coincidently my son age 25 was also reading the exact same book and saw himself in there as well. I believe there was some divine intervention with us bothing reading the same book at the same time in our lives. As that was the first book of yours I have ever read and my son who never reads books, read it while serving a short time in prison for a DUI. It was then that he called me and asked me to make an appointment with a psychiatrist for him when he was released, a task he would never consider before.I am hoping the two experiences will give us a turning point in our lives. My husband who is a police officer felt moved to read the book as well , to gain a better understanding of how your book touched our lives.I would love to hear from you via email if your time permits. Thank you.

  3. Maureen Finn Sworsky June 10, 2010 10:56 am

    I have manic depression since 21, I am 47. I am someone you should know. My life is a journey. Midle child, divorce parents. I am very interesting, my life is a great story, I am in a 12 step program 14 years. The things that I have been through and have happen in my life are unthinkable and amazing too. I alway’s loved your book’s. My favorite was the one about your son. I am proud of you. Love Maureen

  4. Melissa June 10, 2010 3:37 pm

    OMG-I did not even know about this website until just now. I read all of your books. I cannot wait to get the newest one. There was about 10 years when my life was down in the dumps, and I quit reading for pleasure. I now go to second hand book stores to get the books that I missed during that time. I love your books. I am a single mom of 4, and when I need to get away I just read. I would love to meet your in person. Do you have book signings?

  5. Carol Evans (Australia) June 13, 2010 1:12 am

    Dear Ms Steele
    I have just finished reading your amazing and inspiring book His Bright Light and I only wish I had known of its’ existence ten years ago when my son was eighteen. I was only made aware of it last month when I attended a workshop on getting my first book published, and the lecturer, on hearing the topic of my book, (Living with a tortured mind’) suggested I read it. As I read each page it was like reading the story of my life. As a mother of a son with Bipolar your book touched my heart, and I can identify with the struggles, pain, search for answers and times of despair. I also know that there must be so much more pain behind your written words. I started writing my book in 2002 as a personal journal and only decided last year that I had a message to help others. Fortunately my son (now 28) has so far survived his many suicide attempts, but his illness and the accompanying violent rages continue to put him in danger both from himself and the police. My story is different from yours as my son’s aggressive impulses have brought him into conflict with the police and my book attempts to raise awareness of the mental health system and its’ interaction with the justice system in Australia and to offer resources relevant to parents of sufferers. I am in awe of the strength you have shown and the work you continue to do to raise awareness of mental illness. As a practicing psychologist and Mental Health First Aid instructor I just hope that, should I be successful in getting published, I can in some small way inspire others just as you have.

  6. Diane Goullard Parlante June 19, 2010 9:24 pm

    Nous mangions du boudin aussi lorsque j’étais petite, « grâce » à mon père (Charentais). J’ai découvert que les Irlandais aussi en mangent—ils appellent ça « pudding » et le servent en tranches minces d’un centimètre environ.

  7. Kim July 2, 2010 4:17 pm

    Sorry I missed the GMA interview, but will Google it.

    Aside I LOVE LOVE your Cowboy art!!!

  8. Maureen Finn Sworsky January 17, 2011 2:27 pm

    I understand what happened to your son, may he see his rainbow in heaven. You are blessed to have had him and all your other children.

  9. Maureen Finn Sworsky January 17, 2011 2:32 pm

    I am sorry that so many family and friends suffer when one of their relatives has Bi-Polar. Just think of how we feel, when we are balanced and are told what has happened. It is a dark world, hard work everyday. Doing the next right thing is easy for others, not for us. We have so many things going on in our head at one time. Sleeping is so hard. Please forgive us.

  10. Diane Goullard (Parlante) June 8, 2013 12:06 pm

    WISH LIST – Translate Danielle Steel.