Thursday, April 24, 2014   

Romance writer Janet Dailey dies
(12-17 09:54)

Romance writer Janet Dailey, whose books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide, has died at her southwest Missouri home in the US. She was 69.
Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home in Branson said Dailey died Saturday in the music resort town.
Born and raised in Iowa, Dailey moved to Branson in 1978 with her husband, Bill Dailey, who was credited with helping build the town into an entertainment area.
Dailey's novels included the popular “Calder'' series and her Americana series _ 50 books, one set in each state. Her website lists 155 works, including single novels and short story collections as well as the two series.
A perennial fixture on best-seller lists, Dailey saw her books translated into 19 languages. Her latest, “Merry Christmas, Cowboy,'' ranked 13th on Publishers Weekly's adult mass market best-seller list in early October.
Dailey's career hit a rough spot in 1997 when she was sued for copyright infringement by another best-selling author, Nora Roberts. Dailey admitted that two of her novels _ 1991's “Aspen Gold'' and 1996's “Notorious'' _ contained ideas and passages borrowed from Roberts' works.
Dailey apologized in 1997, saying the plagiarism occurred when her husband was undergoing cancer surgery and she was under immense stress. The lawsuit was settled out of court in 1998 for an undisclosed sum.
Bill Dailey had been treated for pancreatic cancer and died in 2005 at the age of 76.—AP
   
Other World breaking news:
EU institutions vulnerable to corruption: report (31 mins ago)
Germany suspends military exports to Russia (32 mins ago)
Classes resume at school scarred by ferry disaster (47 mins ago)
Obama urges Japan to take 'bold steps' in huge trade deal (04-24 15:34)
Angry parents seek autopsies of Korea ferry victims (04-24 15:02)
Earthquake strikes off Vancouver Island (04-24 14:47)
Malaysia Airlines plane turns back after landing gear failure (04-24 14:46)
Greece achieves primary budget surplus in 2013 (04-23 18:31)
Thai Red Shirt activist shot dead in Bangkok (04-23 18:25)
Justin Bieber visits Japan war shrine (04-23 17:04)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.