EL James tops Forbes' top-earning author list

EL James tops Forbes' top-earning author list

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- EL James, the British scribe who wrote "50 Shades of Grey" and its two sequels, topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning authors.

Jail time for Danielle Steel's bookkeeper

SAN FRANCISCO, April 22 (UPI) -- A bookkeeper has been sentenced in a San Francisco court to two years and nine months in prison for stealing nearly $800,000 from novelist Danielle Steel.

Opera star Sarnoff dies at age 94

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Opera singer Dorothy Sarnoff, who earned a strong reputation as an image consultant, has died in New York at the age of 94, a friend says.

Washcloths not 'girly' enough in hotels

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- While the majority of U.S. business travelers are men, hotel chains are straining to feminize rooms by replacing bathroom washcloths with wash mitts.

'The Da Vinci Code' falls off Times list

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Dan Brown's novel, "The Da Vinci Code," has dropped off the New York Times best-seller list for the first time in two years, it was reported Friday.

Wilson most borrowed author in Britain

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Children's author Jacqueline Wilson has won the title of most borrowed author in British libraries for the second straight year.

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Hardcover Fiction 1. Back Story: A Spenser Novel -- Robert B. Parker, 100 2. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons -- Lorna Landvik, 88
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Hardcover Fiction 1. The Confessor -- Daniel Silva, 100 2. A Ship Made of Paper: A Novel -- Scott Spencer, 94
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Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel Novelist arrives at a performance of Beach Blanket Babylon which will also be attended by Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall at Club Fugazi in San Francisco on November 6, 2005. (UPI Photo/Ken James) ....

Danielle Fernande Dominique Schuelein-Steel, best known as Danielle Steel (born on August 14, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American romantic novelist and author of mainstream dramas.

Best known for her mainstream drama novels, Steel has sold more than 550 million copies of her books (as of 2005). Her novels have been on the New York Times bestseller list for over 390 consecutive weeks and 22 have been adapted for television.

Steel was born on August 14, 1947 in New York, NY. Her parents were John Schulein Steel, a descendant of the founders of Lowenbrau beer and Norma da Câmara Stone Reis, the daughter of a Portuguese diplomat. Steel spent much of her early childhood in France, where from an early age she was included in her parents' dinner parties, giving her an opportunity to observe the habits and lives of the wealthy and famous. Her parents divorced when she was seven, however, and she was raised primarily in New York by her father, rarely seeing her mother, who had moved to Europe.

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