It's difficult to talk to people.. I walk into a room and I'm Danielle Steel, and whatever I say is going to be taken apart.
People are much more inclined to believe and say bad things about you if you're famous.
I am endlessly busy, bringing up five young kids, and trying to keep up with the three older ones. I still spend most of my life driving car pools.
I did it at night because I loved it. I never did it to make money, as a job. I just did it because I had to.
I have these wonderful homes, and no one to share them with.
A book begins with an image or character or situation that I care about deeply.
I'm astonished by my success.
I think I'm very real as a person, and that comes across in my work.
In my late teenage years, I developed a real passion for it, and wrote a lot of poetry.
The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable.. The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids.
I studied literature design and fashion design.