Theft of Words: When Janet Dailey Plagiarized Nora Roberts

In 1997, we learned that Janet Dailey had plagiarized Nora Roberts. Both were best-selling romance authors. Sadly, reporters made a misogynistic mockery of the case.

Many romance fans are still angry about what happened. We felt betrayed both by Janet Dailey and by the terrible media coverage. We stood by Nora Roberts.

Nora Roberts is shown in a portrait photograph from 2007. She has dark red hair and smiles at the camera.
Nora Roberts in 2007. (Source: Wikimedia; Photo by Dev Librarian — Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0.)

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