Steel moved on quickly to her literary career and has been hard at work writing ever since. Often, she works on five books at a time — researching one storyline, writing another, and editing the third.
Still, she often spends two to three years researching and developing a single project.
So when her husband of twenty-four years said they needed to talk, Paris couldn’ t imagine what he was about to say. Just like that, the husband she adored had dumped her for a younger woman. Then the excruciating attempts by well-meaning friends to “fix her up” with men who paled in comparison to Peter. Finally, Paris realized she was in a fight for her very survival. For Paris, the list seemed endless..charming commitment-phobe..drunken Neanderthal..young Frenchman—so adorably sexy she almost forgot about his age, and did, for a while.
And just like that, Peter and his thirty-one-year-old lover had made their plans for their future, leaving Paris to pick up the pieces of a shattered life. And Paris was left to figure out how she intended to get through the next day, let alone the rest of her life. With her dating track record veering between disappointing and disastrous, and her daughter now engaged to a man Paris’s age, Paris finally comes to the conclusion that romance is not in her future.
In the heat of a first draft, it is not uncommon for her to spend eighteen to twenty hours a day glued to her 1946 Olympia manual typewriter.
Family, children, and young people are the central focus of her life, and her passion, which frequently shows in her writing.
She deals with the themes that touch on the most pressing issues of real life, which makes her books universal, and touch so many people.
She is fascinated by the pressing life situations that affect us all, how people handle them and are often transformed as a result.