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Janet Dailey (1944–2013)

Author of Tangled Vines

269+ Works 12,991 Members 181 Reviews 9 Favorited

About the Author

Janet Dailey was born on May 21, 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She was a romance writer, who wrote over 150 books during her lifetime. Her works include No Questions Asked, the Calder series, the Americana series, and Merry Christmas, Cowboy. In 1993, she received the Romance Writers of America show more Lifetime Achievement Award. She died on December 14, 2013 at the age of 69. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

Series

Works by Janet Dailey

Tangled Vines (1992) 296 copies
The Proud and the Free (2009) 279 copies
Aspen Gold (1991) 264 copies
Heiress (1987) 256 copies
Calder Pride (1999) 249 copies
This Calder Sky (1981) 247 copies
Green Calder Grass (2002) 246 copies
Stands A Calder Man (1983) 216 copies
This Calder Range (1982) 213 copies
Rivals (1989) 213 copies
Shifting Calder Wind (2003) 211 copies
Masquerade (1990) 208 copies
Calder Born, Calder Bred (1983) 206 copies
Calder Promise (2004) 205 copies
The Great Alone (1986) 201 copies
Notorious (1996) 194 copies
Calder Storm (2006) 185 copies
Illusions (1997) 175 copies
Silver Wings, Santiago Blue (1984) 174 copies
Lone Calder Star (2005) 163 copies
Something More (2007) 159 copies
Legacies (1995) 142 copies
Bannon Brothers: Trust (2011) 134 copies
Rogue (1843) 133 copies
Eve's Christmas (1982) 133 copies
The Glory Game (1985) 126 copies
Scrooge Wore Spurs (2002) 120 copies
Santa in Montana (2010) 115 copies
Night Way (1981) 115 copies
Bannon Brothers: Honor (2012) 102 copies
Touch the Wind (1979) 101 copies
The Pride of Hannah Wade (1985) 101 copies
Bannon Brothers: Triumph (2013) 93 copies
Mistletoe and Holly (1982) 92 copies
Texas True (2015) 90 copies
A Capital Holiday (2001) 90 copies
Mistletoe and Molly (1964) 89 copies
Ride the Thunder (1980) 89 copies
Dangerous Masquerade (1976) 77 copies
Santa In A Stetson (2009) 76 copies
Long, Tall Christmas (2015) 73 copies
Texas Tough (2015) 72 copies
Bed of Grass (1980) 72 copies
Just a Little Christmas (2017) 69 copies
Christmas on My Mind (2016) 68 copies
Kona Winds (1979) 67 copies
My Kind of Christmas (2018) 67 copies
Holding Out for Christmas (2020) 66 copies
Valley of the Vapours (1976) 66 copies
Refuge Cove (New Americana) (2017) 66 copies
Sunrise Canyon (Americana) (2016) 65 copies
Northern Magic (1982) 64 copies
Merry Christmas, Cowboy (2013) 63 copies
Southern Nights (1980) 62 copies
The Traveling Kind (1981) 61 copies
Summer Mahogany (1979) 61 copies
After the Storm (1975) 60 copies
Enemy in Camp (1980) 59 copies
The Thawing of Mara (1980) 58 copies
Lord of the High Lonesome (1980) 58 copies
A Land Called Deseret (1979) 58 copies
Six White Horses (1977) 58 copies
No Quarter Asked (1974) 58 copies
The Mating Season (1980) 57 copies
The Matchmakers (1978) 57 copies
Difficult Decisions (1980) 57 copies
The Homeplace (1976) 57 copies
Sonora Sundown (1978) 56 copies
That Boston Man (1979) 55 copies
Fire and Ice (1975) 55 copies
One of the Boys (1980) 55 copies
Terms of Surrender (1982) 55 copies
A Tradition of Pride (1981) 54 copies
It's a Christmas Thing (2019) 54 copies
Tidewater Lover (1978) 54 copies
The Indy Man (1977) 54 copies
Big Sky Country (1977) 54 copies
Leftover Love (1984) 53 copies
Santa's Sweetheart (2021) 53 copies
The Widow and the Wastrel (1977) 53 copies
Darling Jenny (1975) 51 copies
Giant of Mesabi (1978) 51 copies
Savage Land (1974) 51 copies
The Hostage Bride (1981) 50 copies
To Tell the Truth (1978) 50 copies
Searching For Santa (1984) 50 copies
Whirlwind (The Champions) (2020) 49 copies
Heart of Stone (1980) 49 copies
A Lyon's Share (1977) 49 copies
Fiesta San Antonio (1977) 49 copies
Dakota Dreamin' (1981) 49 copies
Wild and Wonderful (1981) 48 copies
Night of the Cotillion (1976) 48 copies
For Mike's Sake (1979) 48 copies
That Carolina Summer (1981) 48 copies
Show Me (1976) 47 copies
For the Love of God (1981) 47 copies
Whiplash (The Champions) (2021) 47 copies
Green Mountain Man (1982) 47 copies
Land of Enchantment (1975) 46 copies
Reilly's Woman (1977) 45 copies
Sentimental Journey (1979) 44 copies
For Bitter or Worse (1978) 44 copies
Bluegrass King (1977) 43 copies
Strange Bedfellow (1987) 43 copies
Separate Cabins (1983) 42 copies
The Best Way to Lose (1983) 41 copies
The Lancaster Men (1981) 39 copies
To Santa With Love (1977) 39 copies
The Second Time (1982) 38 copies
Beware of the Stranger (1978) 38 copies
Low Country Liar (1889) 38 copies
Boss Man from Ogallala (1975) 38 copies
Sweet Promise (1976) 37 copies
Western Man (1983) 37 copies
Foxfire Light (1982) 35 copies
Something Extra (1975) 34 copies
Flower Girls [Anthology 4-in-1] (1996) — Contributor — 34 copies
The Master Fiddler (1978) 32 copies
Yes, I Do [Omnibus 2-in-1] (2008) 31 copies
Marry Me, Cowboy! [Anthology 4-in-1] (1995) — Author — 30 copies
Somebody Like Santa (2022) 30 copies
Wildcatter's Woman (1982) 27 copies
The Ivory Cane (1977) 20 copies
Lover Man [Omnibus 2-in-1] (2009) 18 copies
American Destiny (2009) 16 copies
Texas Kiss [Omnibus 2-in-1] (2009) 16 copies
Forever [Omnibus 2-in1] (2004) 15 copies
Everything [Omnibus 2-in-1] (2004) 14 copies
Riding High (1994) 14 copies
The healing touch (1994) 8 copies
365 Ways to Make Love (1996) 7 copies
Castles in the Sand (1996) 4 copies
Show Me (1981) 3 copies
Presomptions (1997) 3 copies
O Amor pela Terra (1988) 2 copies
Heading Home 2 copies
Le mal-aimé (1984) 2 copies
Duel 2 copies
Iluze (1999) 1 copy
Destiny 2/1 1 copy
Le ranch Calder (1984) 1 copy
Nepokořená (2000) 1 copy
Great Alone 1 copy
Silvervingar. D. 2 (1986) 1 copy
Calder Saga Books 1-5 (1990) 1 copy
Caricias Do Vento, A (2009) 1 copy
La princesse cherokee (1995) 1 copy
Devocao (1998) 1 copy
El intruso (1982) 1 copy
baile_de_mascaras (1990) 1 copy
Amor Em Jogo (1990) 1 copy

Associated Works

How to Write a Romance and Get it Published (1983) — Contributor, some editions — 121 copies

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Common Knowledge

Legal name
Dailey, Janet Ann Haradon
Birthdate
1944-05-21
Date of death
2013-12-14
Burial location
Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson, Missouri, USA
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Storm Lake, Iowa, USA
Place of death
Branson, Missouri, USA
Cause of death
complications of heart surgery
Places of residence
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Branson, Missouri, USA
Early, Iowa, USA
Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Occupations
secretary
novelist
Awards and honors
Romance Writers of America (Lifetime Achievement Award, 1993)
Short biography
Sued by Nora Roberts in 1997 for plagiarism. Ms. Dailey admitted this and settled with Ms. Roberts, blaming the lapse on psychological problems. (See Wikipedia for details). She is writing original work again.

Janet Dailey is the American author of over 100 books. She began her career as a category romance writer with Harlequin in 1974. She transitioned to single-title romance novels in 1979. Her first mass market romance novel, Touch the Wind, reached the New York Times Best Seller List. Her subsequent books have also been New York Times Bestsellers. Her novel Foxfire Light was made into a movie.

Dailey was born and raised in Iowa. She met her husband, Bill, when she worked at the secretarial firm he owned. In 1980, Dailey and her husband moved to Branson, Missouri, where Bill promoted and produced shows at the American Theater. He died on August 5, 2005.

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Travel back in time to the exhilarating story of the first WASPS, the Woman Airforce Service Pilots, who risked their lives, their ambitions, and their dreams to help the war effort during World War II.

Determined to earn their wings in a man’s world, four young women are united by their fearless passion for flying. From the rigors of military flight to their turbulent romances with fellow officers, to their own private wars for love and respect, Janet Dailey celebrates the courage of women at war in a world where life, time, and love were never more fleeting...and never more precious.… (more)
 
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Works
269
Also by
17
Members
12,991
Popularity
#1,798
Rating
½ 3.4
Reviews
181
ISBNs
2,019
Languages
14
Favorited
9

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