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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. 


Bannon Brothers
1. Trust (2011)
2. Honor (2012)
3. Triumph (2013)


Heart of Stone / Big Sky Country (1982)
Boss Man From Ogallala / Darling Jenny (1982)
No Quarter Asked / The Indy Man (1982)
Best of Janet Dailey: To Tell the Truth, That Boston Man (1983)
Best of Janet Dailey: Bed of Grass, Heart of Stone (1984)
The Jasmine Bride / Sweet Promise / Turbulent Covenant (1987) (with Daphne Clair and Jessica Steele)
The Master Fiddler / Forest of the Night / Rightful Possession (1988) (with Jane Donnelly and Sally Wentworth)
Rivals / Heiress (1991)
Mistletoe and Holly / Sweet Sea Spirit (1991) (with Emilie Richards)
Janet Dailey Collection (1994)
Masquerade / Rivals / Heiress (1994)
Janet Dailey Gift Set (1995)
Santa's Little Helpers (1995) (with Patricia Gardner Evans and Jennifer Greene)
A Spring Bouquet (1996) (with Jo Beverley, Rebecca Brandewyne and Debbie Macomber)
Flower Girls (1996) (with Beverly Beaver, Margaret Brownley and Ruth Jean Dale)
Homecoming (1997) (with Deborah Bedford, Dinah McCall and Fern Michaels)
Summer Lovers (1997)
Americana (2001)
Americana 2 (2002)
Janet Dailey's Americana III (2002)
The Only Thing Better Than Chocolate (2002) (with Kylie Adams and Sandra Steffen)
Always with Love (2002)
Western Man and Leftover Love (2004)
Everything (2004)
Forever (2004)
Dance with Me (2004)
Going My Way (2005)
Happily Ever After (2005)
It Takes Two (2005)
Bring the Ring (2006)
Ranch Dressing (2006)
Try to Resist Me (2006)
Foxfire Light / For the Love of God (2007)
Separate Cabins / Second Time (2007)
The Lancaster Men / The Best Way to Lose (2007)
Crazy In Love (2008)
Stealing Kisses (2008)
Yes, I Do (2008)
Lover Man (2009)
Texas Kiss (2009)
When You Kiss Me (2009)
Close To You (2010)
That Loving Feeling (2010)
You're Still the One (2013) (with Elizabeth Bass, Mary Carter and Cathy Lamb)

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Books about Janet Dailey
Janet Dailey recommends

Deceptions (1982)
Judith Michael
"A winner! I had to force myself not to jump ahead and read the ending."

The Trouble with Joe (1994)
Emilie Richards
"A great read and a winner in every sense of the word!"

Trapper's Moon (1994)
(Buckskinners, book 2)
Jory Sherman
"Jory paints word pictures with remarkable skill. His characters come to life against a rich historical background."
Many Fires
Many Fires (1995)
Kathleen Sage
"A memorable debut. Kathleen Sage creates a pair of unforgettable lovers."
Mother Road
Mother Road (2003)
(Route 66, book 1)
Dorothy Garlock
"What a terrific read!"

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