Danielle Steel talks about her new book, 'The Affair'

The bestselling author has seven book releases lined up this year.
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Transcript for Danielle Steel talks about her new book, 'The Affair'
This is a great way to start a new week with one of the best-selling authors of all time, the Danielle steel. She has sold hundreds of millions of copies of her books and she's joining us live from Paris to talk about her latest novel, "The affair." Ladies and gentlemen, Danielle steel back here on "Good morning America." It is great to see you, my friend. Thank you for welcoming us into your home there in Paris where you have been for quite some time because of the pandemic and so how has life been for you, Danielle? It's been good actually. Surprisingly in spite of the circumstances. I think I've been very lucky and I miss my kids but I'm at home and France has been very safe and I'veeen happy actually except without them but they're probably happy that I'm not on their neck all the time. You are a mother hen and proud of it and I know you miss them as much as they miss you. But that doesn't stop you. You are still with your trustee typewriter putting out book after book after book after book like this latest one, but has the pandemic -- how has that impacted your writing and the stories that you're able to tell? It made the writing very hard at first in the first confinement and I was very slow and I think I was just scared. I was scared all the time but when I calmed down I just -- I wrote a lot and I had nothing else to do so I've been writing all year. That's something that you love to do and can I just tell you, I was snuggled up in front of the fireplace in Connecticut this weekend devouring your latest, "The affair" and you have a way -- I love the characters, there's a richness to all of them, so tell everybody about your latest one, "The affair." I fell in love with the characters when I write them. It's a story of an affair in a marriage and it was interesting because the three sisters, the sisters and the mother, sorry. And you get to see the contrast and the different sisters and the advice they give her and it's a big decision. Do you leave somebody, do you stay, do you go back, do you forgive them, do you compromise? And she has to come to that decision by herself. I love writing about difficult situations and what people make of them and what it makes of the people. Yes, and -- . So I had fun with the book. The sisters could not be more different which is life -- in a lot of families it's like that. It's true. In my children I have nine kids and everyone is different from the other. No two are alike. You have done something, why not, I saw this on Instagram, here you have done so much and you have even said to yourself there's a time now that we all should say, just why not and go for it. Can you tell everybody a little bit more about that? I believe that. The world is upside down right now, everything is -- I'm the original planner. I plan everything a year in advance. The family joke is when mom invites you for Christmas be sure you ask her what year? And I just think right now you have to be open to everything and appreciate what we have and that we're alive and healthy and surrounded by the people we love and even if they're far from us, they have other friends and people and you just have to do other things. One of my daughters started a tie-dye business so I'm now living in tie-dye shirts. I think -- I think part of the secret of surviving this is being open to new things and new lives and just get through it. Why not. Why not. You know people are just as much as we're listening to you everybody is looking around your beautiful home there in Paris and you've been able to, as you said, because of the pandemic do some redecorating and things? Well, when I was stuck at home every time I walked around the house I hung a painting. I moved a table and I love playing around with the house, so it was fun. Oh, well, thank you. Danielle, or should I say rapunzel, lay down your great hair. Beautiful to have you with us. As I said it's always a joy, Danielle. We miss you here but we're glad that you are safe and sound and so delighted that you are continuing to write for us, thank you, Danielle. I miss you too. And you take good care and thank you, everybody. All righty. And you can read "The affair," it's available tomorrow. I already read it but you got to have to wait until tomorrow. It's worth the wait.

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