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Janet Dailey

(Janet Ann Dailey)
USA (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.
 
Series
Americana
1. Dangerous Masquerade: Alabama (1976)
2. Northern Magic: Alaska (1982)
3. Sonora Sundown: Arizona (1978)
4. Valley of the Vapours: Arkansas (1976)
5. Fire and Ice: California (1975)
6. After the Storm: Colorado (1975)
7. Difficult Decision: Connecticut (1980)
8. The Matchmakers: Delaware (1977)
9. Southern Nights: Florida (1980)
10. Night of the Cotillion: Georgia (1976)
11. Kona Winds: Hawaii (1979)
12. The Traveling Kind: Idaho (1981)
13. A Lyon's Share: Illinois (1976)
14. The Indy Man: Indiana (1977)
15. The Homeplace: Iowa (1976)
16. The Mating Season: Kansas (1980)
17. Bluegrass King: Kentucky (1977)
18. The Bride of the Delta Queen: Louisiana (1978)
19. Summer Mahogany: Maine (1978)
20. Bed of Grass (1979)
21. That Boston Man: Massachusetts (1979)
22. Enemy in Camp: Michigan (1980)
23. Giant of Mesabi: Minnesota (1978)
24. A Tradition of Pride: Mississippi (1981)
25. Show Me: Missouri (1976)
26. Big Sky Country: Montana (1977)
27. Boss Man from Ogallala: Nebraska (1975)
28. Reilly's Woman: Nevada (1977)
29. Heart of Stone: New Hampshire (1980)
30. One of the Boys: New Jersey (1980)
31. Land of Enchantment: New Mexico (1975)
32. Beware of the Stranger: New York (1978)
33. That Carolina Summer: Carolina (1981)
34. Lord of the High Lonesome: North Dakota (1980)
35. The Widow and the Wastrel: Ohio (1977)
36. Six White Horses: Oklahoma (1977)
37. To Tell the Truth: Oregon (1977)
38. The Thawing of Mara: Pennsylvania (1980)
39. Strange Bedfellow: Rhode Island (1979)
40. Low Country Liar: South Carolina (1979)
41. Dakota Dreamin': South Dakota (1981)
42. Sentimental Journey: Tennessee (1979)
43. Savage Land: Texas (1974)
44. A Land Called Deseret: Utah (1979)
45. Green Mountain Man: Vermont (1978)
46. Tidewater Lover: Virginia (1978)
47. For Mike's Sake: Washington (1979)
48. Wild and Wonderful (1980)
49. With a Little Luck: Wisconsin (1981)
50. Darling Jenny: Wyoming (1975)
Let's Be Jolly (omnibus) (2005)
Dangerous Masquerade: AlabamaNorthern Magic: AlaskaSonora Sundown: ArizonaValley of the Vapours: Arkansas
Fire and Ice: CaliforniaAfter the Storm: ColoradoDifficult Decision: ConnecticutThe Matchmakers: Delaware
Southern Nights: FloridaNight of the Cotillion: GeorgiaKona Winds: HawaiiThe Traveling Kind: Idaho
A Lyon's Share: IllinoisThe Indy Man: IndianaThe Homeplace: IowaThe Mating Season: Kansas
Bluegrass King: KentuckyThe Bride of the Delta Queen: LouisianaSummer Mahogany: MaineBed of Grass
That Boston Man: MassachusettsEnemy in Camp: MichiganGiant of Mesabi: MinnesotaA Tradition of Pride: Mississippi
Show Me: MissouriBig Sky Country: MontanaBoss Man from Ogallala: NebraskaReilly's Woman: Nevada
Heart of Stone: New HampshireOne of the Boys: New JerseyLand of Enchantment: New MexicoBeware of the Stranger: New York
That Carolina Summer: CarolinaLord of the High Lonesome: North DakotaThe Widow and the Wastrel: OhioSix White Horses: Oklahoma
To Tell the Truth: OregonThe Thawing of Mara: PennsylvaniaStrange Bedfellow: Rhode IslandLow Country Liar: South Carolina
Dakota Dreamin': South DakotaSentimental Journey: TennesseeSavage Land: TexasA Land Called Deseret: Utah
Green Mountain Man: VermontTidewater Lover: VirginiaFor Mike's Sake: WashingtonWild and Wonderful
With a Little Luck: WisconsinDarling Jenny: WyomingLet's Be Jolly
 
No Quarter AskedFiesta San AntonioFor Bitter or Worse
 
This Calder RangeStands a Calder ManThis Calder SkyCalder Born, Calder Bred
Calder PrideGreen Calder GrassShifting Calder WindCalder Promise
Lone Calder StarCalder StormSanta In Montana
 
Aspen GoldIllusions
 
Bannon Brothers
1. Trust (2011)
2. Honor (2012)
3. Triumph (2013)
TrustHonorTriumph
 
Tylers of Texas
Texas True (2014)
Texas True
 
Novels
Something ExtraSweet PromiseThe Ivory CaneThe Master Fiddler
Touch the WindThe RogueRide ThunderThe Hostage Bride
NightwayFor the Love of GodThe Lancaster MenFoxfire Light
Terms of SurrenderWildcatter's WomanMistletoe and HollyThe Second Time
Separate CabinsThe Best Way to LoseWestern ManLeftover Love
Silver Wings Santiago BlueThe Pride of Hannah WadeThe Glory GameThe Great Alone
HeiressRivalsMasqueradeTangled Vines
Riding HighThe Proud and the FreeLegaciesCastles in the Sand
NotoriousWild ActionScrooge Wore SpursA Capital Holiday
Because of YouCan't Say GoodbyeThe Not Forgotten WarMaybe This Christmas
Eve's ChristmasSomething MoreMan of MineWearing White
With This KissMistletoe and MollySearching For SantaAmerican Destiny
Santa in a StetsonTo Santa with LoveA Cowboy Under My Christmas TreeMerry Christmas, Cowboy
Christmas in Cowboy Country
 
Omnibus
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)
No Quarter Asked / The Indy ManMistletoe and Holly / Sweet Sea SpiritMasquerade / Rivals / HeiressSanta's Little Helpers
A Spring BouquetFlower GirlsHomecomingAmericana
Americana 2Janet Dailey's Americana IIIThe Only Thing Better Than ChocolateAlways with Love
Western Man and Leftover LoveEverythingForeverDance with Me
Going My WayHappily Ever AfterIt Takes TwoBring the Ring
Ranch DressingTry to Resist MeFoxfire Light / For the Love of GodSeparate Cabins / Second Time
The Lancaster Men / The Best Way to LoseCrazy In LoveStealing KissesYes, I Do
Lover ManTexas KissWhen You Kiss MeClose To You
That Loving FeelingYou're Still the One
 
Collections
Marry Me CowboyUnmaskedHappy Holidays
 
Links to other websites
janetdailey.com


Janet Dailey recommends
Deceptions
Deceptions (1982)
Judith Michael
"A winner! I had to force myself not to jump ahead and read the ending."
The Trouble with Joe
The Trouble with Joe (1994)
Emilie Richards
"A great read and a winner in every sense of the word!"
Trapper's Moon
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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