B.J. Daniels

B.J. Daniels

B.J. Daniels was born in Houston, Texas, to parents who loved to travel. The first time her father saw Montana, he sold their home in Houston and moved them to the Big Sky state.

Her parents also loved to eat and brought Tex Mex and Texas barbecue to Montana back in a time when you couldn't buy Dr. Pepper or tortillas in the state. That love of food definitely has ended up in her books. Her characters, especially her heroines, all have healthy appetites -- and of course the hero loves it!

"My father built us a cabin in the Gallatin Canyon," she recalls. "My brother and I had the great outdoors to play in. As a child, I made up stories in my head and Montana was such a perfect place to daydream."

Most of her books are set in Montana. "It's a place I know and love. I grew up listening to stories around the campfire. It always made me want to write."

B.J. lives with her husband, Parker, and their two springer spaniels, Zoey and Scout, and a temperamental tomcat named Jeff, in a house that looks out at the mountains. "The landscape always inspires me."

When not at her desk writing, B.J. and her husband take their fishing boat to the lake and camp. "That is my favorite thing to do. My husband is a great cook. He is sexiest over the Coleman stove," she jokes. In the winter, B.J. snowboards. "It's true you don't have to be a kid to snowboard. It is an amazing, freeing sport. It is great fun."

Her first love, though, is writing and always has been. Writing is in her blood. "My grandmother wrote poetry and my father tried his hand at it, as well. He was also a builder. He started out building boats, then houses. He loved to create. I think that's what I inherited from him."

She set her first Harlequin Intrigue novel, Odd Man Out, on Hebgen Lake, where she grew up, near West Yellowstone. The book was nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for best first book and best Harlequin Intrigue.

Before that, she was an editor and features writer at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. She also had 34 short stories published in Woman's World magazine under the name Barbara Johnson Smith. B.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Bozeman Writers Group. She loves to hear from her readers at P.O. Box 183, Bozeman, Montana 59771.

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Lone Rider

Romantic Suspense

Jul-2015

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Wild Horses

Romantic Suspense

Feb-2015

Montana Hamiltons - 1

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Deliverance at Cardwell Ranch

Romantic Suspense

Dec-2014

Harlequin Intrigue - 1533

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Mercy

Contemporary Romance

Sep-2014

Beartooth, Montana - 5

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Wedding at Cardwell Ranch

Romantic Suspense

Jul-2014

Harlequin Intrigue - 1503

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Rescue at Cardwell Ranch

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2014

Harlequin Intrigue - 1497

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Atonement

Romantic Suspense

Feb-2014

Beartooth, Montana - 4

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Christmas at Cardwell Ranch

Romantic Suspense

Nov-2013

Harlequin Intrigue - 1455

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Forsaken

Romantic Suspense

Sep-2013

Whitehorse, Montana: Chisholm Cattle - 9

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Cardwell Ranch Trespasser

Romantic Suspense

Apr-2013

Montana Mystique - 5
Harlequin Intrigue - 1413

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Redemption

Romantic Suspense

Feb-2013

Whitehorse, Montana: Chisholm Cattle - 8

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Unforgiven

Romantic Suspense

Nov-2012

Whitehorse, Montana: Chisholm Cattle - 7

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Fallen

Romantic Suspense

Nov-2012

Whitehorse, Montana: Chisholm Cattle - 6.5

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Justice at Cardwell Ranch

Romantic Suspense

Oct-2012

Montana Mystique - 4
Harlequin Intrigue - 1377

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Wrangled

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2012

Whitehorse, Montana - 24
Harlequin Intrigue - 1353

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Murder at Last Chance Ranch

Contemporary Romance

Mar-2012

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Corralled

Romantic Suspense

Mar-2012

Whitehorse, Montana - 23
Harlequin Intrigue - 1335

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Gone Cold

in Ice Lake

Contemporary Romance

Jan-2012

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Stampeded

Romantic Suspense

Aug-2011

Whitehorse, Montana - 22
Harlequin Intrigue - 1294

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Rustled

Romantic Suspense

Jul-2011

Whitehorse, Montana - 21
Harlequin Intrigue - 1288

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Burning Memories

Romance

Jun-2011

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Cupid's Arrow

Romance

Jun-2011

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Desperado

Romance

Jun-2011

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Taking Chances

Romance

Jun-2011

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Thunderstruck

Romance

Jun-2011

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Lassoed

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2011

Whitehorse, Montana - 20
Harlequin Intrigue - 1282

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Dance With Me

Romance

May-2011

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The Snow Woman

Romance

May-2011

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Branded

Romantic Suspense

May-2011

Whitehorse, Montana - 19
Harlequin Intrigue - 1276

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Winchester Christmas Wedding

Romantic Suspense

Dec-2010

Whitehorse, Montana - 18
Harlequin Intrigue - 1246

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High-Caliber Christmas

Romantic Suspense

Nov-2010

Whitehorse, Montana - 17
Harlequin Intrigue - 1240

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Boots and Bullets

Romantic Suspense

Oct-2010

Whitehorse, Montana - 16
Harlequin Intrigue - 1234

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Twelve-gauge Guardian

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2010

Whitehorse, Montana - 15
Harlequin Intrigue - 1210

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Hitched!

Romantic Suspense

May-2010

Whitehorse, Montana - 14
Harlequin Intrigue - 1204

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Gun-Shy Bride

Romantic Suspense

Apr-2010

Whitehorse, Montana - 13
Harlequin Intrigue - 1198

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One Hot Forty-Five

Romantic Suspense

Oct-2009

Whitehorse, Montana - 12
Harlequin Intrigue - 1161

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Smokin' Six-Shooter

Romantic Suspense

Sep-2009

Whitehorse, Montana - 11
Harlequin Intrigue - 1155

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Big Sky Dynasty

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2009

Whitehorse, Montana - 10
Harlequin Intrigue - 1137

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Hunting Down The Horseman

Romantic Suspense

May-2009

Whitehorse, Montana - 9
Harlequin Intrigue - 1131

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Shotgun Bride

Romantic Suspense

Apr-2009

Whitehorse, Montana - 8
Harlequin Intrigue - 1125

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Montana Royalty

Romantic Suspense

Sep-2008

Whitehorse, Montana - 7
Harlequin Intrigue - 1083

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Second Chance Cowboy

Romantic Suspense

May-2008

Whitehorse, Montana - 6
Harlequin Intrigue - 1059

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Matchmaking With A Mission

Romantic Suspense

Apr-2008

Whitehorse, Montana - 5
Harlequin Intrigue - 1053

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Classified Christmas

Romantic Suspense

Dec-2007

Whitehorse, Montana - 4
Harlequin Intrigue - 1030

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The Mystery Man of Whitehorse

Romantic Suspense

Nov-2007

Whitehorse, Montana - 3
Harlequin Intrigue - 1024

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Shadow Lake

Contemporary Romance

Oct-2007

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The New Deputy In Town

Romantic Suspense

Jul-2007

Whitehorse, Montana - 2
Harlequin Intrigue - 1002

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Secret of Deadman's Coulee

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2007

Whitehorse, Montana - 1
Harlequin Intrigue - 996

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Big Sky Standoff

Romantic Suspense

Feb-2007

Montana Mystique - 3
Harlequin Intrigue - 969

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Keeping Christmas

Romantic Suspense

Nov-2006

Montana Mystique - 2
Harlequin Intrigue - 953

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Undeniable Proof

Romantic Suspense

Aug-2006

Harlequin Intrigue - 936

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Secret Weapon Spouse

Romantic Suspense

May-2006

Harlequin Intrigue - 915

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Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch

Romantic Suspense

Feb-2006

Montana Mystique - 1
Harlequin Intrigue - 897

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When Twilight Comes

Romantic Suspense

Oct-2005

Harlequin Intrigue - 876

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Shotgun Surrender

Romantic Suspense

Jul-2005

McCalls' Montana - 5
Harlequin Intrigue - 857

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High-Caliber Cowboy

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2005

McCalls' Montana - 4
Harlequin Intrigue - 851

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Ambushed!

Romantic Suspense

May-2005

McCalls' Montana - 3
Harlequin Intrigue - 845

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Crossfire

Contemporary Romance

Apr-2005

Code Red (Numbered) - 9

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Cowboy Accomplice

Romantic Suspense

Oct-2004

McCalls' Montana - 2
Harlequin Intrigue - 803

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The Cowgirl In Question

Romantic Suspense

Sep-2004

McCalls' Montana - 1
Harlequin Intrigue - 797

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Wanted Woman

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2004

Cascades Concealed - 3
Harlequin Intrigue - 778

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Day of Reckoning

Romantic Suspense

Mar-2004

Cascades Concealed - 2
Harlequin Intrigue - 761

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Mountain Sherriff

Romantic Suspense

Dec-2003

Cascades Concealed - 1
Harlequin Intrigue - 744

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Guarded Secrets: Hijacked Bride

Romance

Sep-2003

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The Masked Man

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2003

Harlequin Intrigue - 716

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Veils of Deceit: Keeping Secrets

Romantic Suspense

Apr-2003

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Premeditated Marriage

Romantic Suspense

Nov-2002

Harlequin Intrigue - 687

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Rodeo Daddy

Contemporary Romance

May-2002

Trueblood Texas - 10

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Howling in the Darkness

Romantic Suspense

Mar-2002

Harlequin Intrigue - 654

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Crimes of Passion: The Lovebirds

Mystery

Jan-2002

Worldwide Mysteries - 407

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A Woman With a Mystery

Romantic Suspense

Dec-2001

Harlequin Intrigue - 643

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Secret Bodyguard

Romantic Suspense

Jun-2001

Harlequin Intrigue - 617

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Mystery Bride

Romantic Suspense

Feb-2001

Harlequin Intrigue - 604

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The Agent's Secret Child

Romantic Suspense

Oct-2000

Harlequin Intrigue - 585

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Intimate Secrets

Romantic Suspense

May-2000

Harlequin Intrigue - 566

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Love at First Sight

Romantic Suspense

Feb-2000

Harlequin Intrigue - 555

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Stolen Moments

Romantic Suspense

Oct-1999

Harlequin Intrigue - 533

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A Father for Her Baby

Romantic Suspense

Dec-1998

Harlequin Intrigue - 493

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Undercover Christmas

Romantic Suspense

Dec-1997

Harlequin Intrigue - 446

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Hotshot P.I.

Romantic Suspense

May-1997

Harlequin Intrigue - 417

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Outlawed!

Romantic Suspense

Jan-1996

Harlequin Intrigue - 353

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Odd Man Out

Romantic Suspense

Feb-1995

Harlequin Intrigue - 312

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