Janet Dailey eBooks
Janet Dailey was born on May 21, 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Dailey 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 graduated in 1962 from Jefferson High School in nearby Independence, Iowa. She was employed by a secretarial firm owned by her future husband, Bill Dailey, who was fifteen years her senior. The two continued to work together, often spending 17 hours a day, seven days a week at work. In 1974, after asserting yet again that she could write a better romance novel than those she had read, Dailey's husband challenged her to prove it. She sold her first manuscript to Harlequin, becoming their first American author. American writers had never written for category romances, and Harlequin was unwilling to gamble that readers would embrace the American themes or American settings, and rejected other American authors, such as Nora Roberts, because they "already had their American writer."