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Danielle Steel
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Danielle Steel

Danielle Steel (b. 14 August 1947) is a popular writer. She has (as of 2002) published 55 novels, and there are more than 480 million copies of her books in print.

In addition to her novels for adults, Steel has written the "Max and Martha" series of books for young readers. She has also written the "Freddie" books, four of them, about real-life situations in children's lives, like a visit to the doctor and the first night away from home. Steel has also written two nonfiction books, Having a Baby and His Bright Light, about the life and death of her son Nicholas Traina, and published a book of poetry.

Steel maintains a strong interest in the well-being of children, and has raised nine of her own. Steel has been married five times, to Claude-Eric Lazard, Danny Zugelder, William Toth, John Traina and Tom Perkins.

Chronology of Danielle Steel's novels: