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Janet Dailey


(Janet Ann Dailey)
USA flag (1944 - 2013)

Janet Anne Haradon was born on May 21, 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, U.S.A. She always wanted to be a writer and loved books. Her three elder sisters often read to her when she was good. By the age of four, she had her own library card. She studied with the Class of 1962 in the Jefferson High School,Independence, Iowa and she attended Secretarial school in Omaha, Nebraska.

In 1963, she went to work at the construction firm owned by Bill Dailey, her future husband, who was fifteen years her senior. The two continued to work together, often spending 17 hours a day, seven days a week at work. They worked for 10 years before "retiring" to travel around the country in 1974.

Janet wrote her first novel, "No Quarter Asked" in 1974 after her husband urged her to back up her claim that she could write a better romance novel than the ones she had read. The book was accepted by Harlequin, making her the category romance giant's first American author. Her 57 novels for Harlequin included one written in every state of the Union, and later became known as "The Janet Dailey Americana Series."

The Daileys were instrumental in forming the Silhouette romance fiction line, for which Janet wrote 12 more titles before entering the mass market field in 1979 with "Touch the Wind," which marked her debut on the New York Times best seller list.

In 1984, Janet entered the mainstream hard cover market with "Silver Wings,Santiago Blue." Currently there are over 325 million copies of her novels in print throughout the world, with translations in 19 languages, in 98 countries. 
 

Genres: Romance
 
New and upcoming books
July 2024

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Calder Country
(Calder Brand, book 4)
January 2025

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Lie for a Million
 
Series
Americana
   1. Dangerous Masquerade (1976)
   2. Northern Magic (1982)
   3. Sonora Sundown (1978)
   4. Valley of the Vapours (1976)
   5. Fire and Ice (1975)
   6. After the Storm (1975)
   7. Difficult Decision (1980)
   8. The Matchmakers (1977)
   9. Southern Nights (1980)
   10. Night of the Cotillion (1976)
   11. Kona Winds (1979)
   12. The Traveling Kind (1981)
   13. A Lyon's Share (1976)
   14. The Indy Man (1977)
   15. The Homeplace (1976)
   16. The Mating Season (1980)
   17. Bluegrass King (1977)
   18. The Bride of the Delta Queen (1978)
   19. Summer Mahogany (1978)
   20. Bed of Grass (1979)
   21. That Boston Man (1979)
   22. Enemy in Camp (1980)
   23. Giant of Mesabi (1978)
   24. A Tradition of Pride (1981)
   25. Show Me (1976)
   26. Big Sky Country (1977)
   27. Boss Man from Ogallala (1975)
   28. Reilly's Woman (1977)
   29. Heart of Stone (1980)
   30. One of the Boys (1981)
   31. Land of Enchantment (1975)
   32. Beware of the Stranger (1978)
   33. That Carolina Summer (1981)
   34. Lord of the High Lonesome (1980)
   35. The Widow and the Wastrel (1977)
   36. Six White Horses (1977)
   37. To Tell the Truth (1977)
   38. The Thawing of Mara (1980)
   39. Strange Bedfellow (1979)
   40. Low Country Liar (1979)
   41. Dakota Dreamin' (1981)
   42. Sentimental Journey (1979)
   43. Savage Land (1974)
   44. A Land Called Deseret (1979)
   45. Green Mountain Man (1978)
   46. Tidewater Lover (1978)
   47. For Mike's Sake (1979)
   48. Wild and Wonderful (1980)
   49. With a Little Luck (1981)
   50. Darling Jenny (1975)
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Cord and Stacy
   1. No Quarter Asked (1974)
   2. Fiesta San Antonio (1977)
   3. For Bitter or Worse (1978)
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Calder
   1. This Calder Range (1982)
   2. Stands a Calder Man (1983)
   3. This Calder Sky (1981)
   4. Calder Born, Calder Bred (1983)
   5. Calder Pride (1999)
   6. Green Calder Grass (2002)
   7. Shifting Calder Wind (2003)
   8. Calder Promise (2004)
   9. Lone Calder Star (2005)
   10. Calder Storm (2006)
   11. Santa In Montana (2010)
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Aspen
   1. Aspen Gold (1991)
   2. Illusions (1997)
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American Dreams
   1. American Dreams (1994)
     aka The Proud and the Free
   2. Legacies (1995)
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Bannon Brothers
   1. Trust (2011)
   2. Honor (2012)
   3. Triumph (2013)
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Tylers of Texas
   1. Texas True (2014)
   2. Texas Tough (2015)
   3. Texas Tall (2016)
   4. Texas Fierce (2017)
   5. Texas Free (2018)
   6. Texas Forever (2019)
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New Americana
   1. Sunrise Canyon (2016)
   2. Refuge Cove (2017)
   3. Letters from Peaceful Lane (2019)
   4. Hart's Hollow Farm (2019)
   5. Paradise Peak (2020)
   6. Hope Creek (2022)
   7. Blue Moon Haven (2022)
   8. Lone Oaks Crossing (2023)
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Champions
   1. Whirlwind (2020)
   2. Whiplash (2021)
   3. Quicksand (2022)
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Calder Brand
   1. Calder Brand (2021)
   2. Calder Grit (2022)
   3. A Calder at Heart (2023)
   4. Calder Country (2024)
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Novels
   Something Extra (1975)
   Sweet Promise (1976)
   The Ivory Cane (1977)
   The Master Fiddler (1977)
   Touch the Wind (1979)
   The Rogue (1980)
   Ride Thunder (1980)
   Nightway (1981)
   For the Love of God (1981)
   The Hostage Bride (1981)
   The Lancaster Men (1981)
   Terms of Surrender (1982)
   Foxfire Light (1982)
   Wildcatter's Woman (1982)
   Mistletoe and Holly (1982)
   The Second Time (1982)
   Separate Cabins (1983)
   The Best Way to Lose (1983)
   Western Man (1983)
   Leftover Love (1984)
   Silver Wings Santiago Blue (1984)
   The Pride of Hannah Wade (1985)
   The Glory Game (1985)
   The Great Alone (1986)
   Heiress (1987)
   Rivals (1987)
   Masquerade (1990)
   Tangled Vines (1992)
   The Healing Touch (1994)
   Riding High (1994)
   Castles in the Sand (1996)
   Notorious (1996)
   Wild Action (1997) (with Dawn Stewardson)
   Scrooge Wore Spurs (1997)
   A Capital Holiday (2001)
   Can't Say Goodbye (2002)
   Because of You (2002)
   The Not Forgotten War (2003)
   Maybe This Christmas (2003)
   Eve's Christmas (2006)
   Something More (2007)
   Man of Mine (2007)
   Wearing White (2007)
   With This Kiss (2007)
   Mistletoe and Molly (2007)
   Searching For Santa (2008)
   American Destiny (2009)
   Santa in a Stetson (2009)
   To Santa with Love (2011)
   Happy Is the Bride (2017) (with others)
   Lie for a Million (2025)
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