Danielle Steel is one of the most recognized authors on the planet, and with good reason as she is the best selling author alive today. Her books (including bestsellers like Pegasus, A Perfect Life, Power Play, Winners, First Sight) have been published in 69 countries and 43 languages. One book called Pure Joy is especially touching as it beautifully captures the story of her family’s dogs. She has received the highest of honors including being decorated by the French government as an “Officer” if the distinguished Order of Arts and Letters, and named Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur. She has a large family of nine children and two Chihuahuas (Minnie and Blue), and splits her time living on both sides of the world in San Francisco and Paris.