Janet Dailey

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Birthday
21, 1944
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Dec 14, 2013 (69)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1944
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Dec 14, 2013 (69)

About

A famous American romance novelist, she is best known for works such as Foxfire Light (1982) and the Calder, Aspen, and Americana book series. Her novels sold hundreds of millions of copies during her lifetime.

Before Fame

She sold her first romance novel to the Toronto-based publisher, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, in 1974. Her 1979 novel, Touch the Wind, was the first of her works to appear on the New York Times bestseller list.

Trivia

She was recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records for having set novels in all fifty U.S. states.

Family Life

She grew up in Iowa as the daughter of Boyd Clayton Haradon and Lena Louise Zimmer. She was married to Bill Dailey from 1964 until his death in 2005.

Associated With

Her successful novel, Foxfire Light, was made into a film starring Leslie Nielsen.