All About Joan Swan
Joan Swan is a triple RWA® Golden Heart finalist, and a double Kiss of Death Daphne Du Maurier finalist. She writes sexy romantic suspense with a paranormal twist, and her first novel with Kensington Brava, FEVER, debuts April, 2012.
Currently, she works as a sonographer at a one of the top ten medical facilities in the nation, and lives in magnificent wine country on the central coast of California with her husband and two daughters.
You can find Joan:
Brava Authors: www.bravaauthors.com
Joan's Fun Facts
Central Coast of California
2009, 2008, 2006
Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romantic Suspense
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Joan
Posted by Joan Swan Sep 7 2011, 12:01 am in guest author
Thanks so much to the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood for inviting me today! Yesterday was release day for the third book in my Eternal Guardians Series–TEMPTED. After seven books, release day should be old hat, but it never is. Every time one of my books releases I’m giddy with a mixture of excitement and nervousness–maybe more [...]
Posted by Joan Swan Jul 20 2011, 12:06 am
In going over the edits for my upcoming debut, FEVER, I was pleased to discover my editor only had minor change requests. But these pebbles in the ocean came after a boulder in a stream. You see, when I sold FEVER, it was with one request: rewrite the second half.
In talking with my editor recently, she said that she realized the enormity of what she’d asked me to do when she’d purchased the book and wasn’t all that sure how it would result at the time. In her experience, writers have a tendency to look at their books one way and when asked to change it significantly, often can’t. Luckily, in her opinion, I took the book exactly where she’d hoped it would and could go. A huge compliment with which I can only hope my future readers agree.
Posted by Joan Swan May 18 2011, 3:00 am in author interview, craft, digital press, ebook, golden heart, golden heart finalists, inspiration, motivation, new releases, perseverance, Ruby Release, writer's journey, writer's life, writing contests, writing romance, writing tips
“Rowan is definitely an author to watch!” ~ Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author. Cate Rowan is a successful Indie author whose latest fantasy romance novel, THE SOURCE OF MAGIC, releases today. Cate has generously agreed to share her knowledge of the much-discussed, little-understood world of Indie publishing and her accomplishments in that arena. [...]
Posted by Joan Swan May 11 2011, 12:34 am in inspiration, muse, submission tips, taking risks, writing romance, writing tips, writing tools
My critique partner, Elisabeth Naughton, signed me up to speak on a panel at the Emerald City Writer’s Conference near Portland, OR in October and the topic is…you guessed it, What I’ve Learned Since I’ve Published. (In my case it’s sold, because my book doesn’t come out until April 2012.) And it occurred to me [...]
Posted by Joan Swan Apr 13 2011, 4:00 am in advanced twitter tips and tricks, guest author, Joan Swan, Networking, Twitter
This is my third and final posting for Twitter tips and tricks for authors. This is probably my favorite post because it covers my pet peeves. But these peeves go beyond personal irritiation, these tips will help maximize your Twitter experience. How? By: Getting your tweets read by the maximum amount of followers Increasing your [...]
Posted by Joan Swan Mar 16 2011, 12:01 am in 2009, advanced twitter tips and tricks, authors, connecting, golden heart, Joan Swan, Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, rwa, social media, Twitter, writers
So we’re back to Twitter again, huh? If you missed the first post, you can find it HERE. So much to know, so little time. In fact SO much to know, that I ended up cutting this post off at one topic, when I’d planned on covering several. But, the truth is, the almighty @ [...]
Posted by Joan Swan Mar 9 2011, 1:00 am in 2009, advanced twitter tips and tricks, authors, connecting, golden heart, Joan Swan, Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, rwa, social media, Twitter, writers
Okay, I’m no master, but this is not a how to beginners guide, either. We already know you’re on it and using it, but are you using it to your full advantage? If you think you’re not interested in Twitter, if you hear Twitter and think, I don’t have time for that, or I have nothing [...]