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.

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Joan Swan

Central Coast of California


GH Year(s)
2009, 2008, 2006

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Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romantic Suspense

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Blog Posts from Joan

Guest: Elisabeth Naughton & Giveaway!

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 […]


I first met Sherry Isaac at Margie Lawson’s Immersion Master Class where 7 writers were corralled at Margie’s mountside home in Colorado for a week of 10+ hour days of writing and critiquing and learning.  It was an amazing experience and I recommend Margie’s classes to everyone! I hope to find an Immersion Master Class II […]

Letting Go – Painful Goodbye or Good Riddance?

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.

Cate Rowan Talks Indie & Writing

“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.  […]

Things we’ve learned since publishing

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 […]

Master Tweeting for Authors: Part III

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 […]

Master Tweeting for Authors-2

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 @ […]

Master Tweeting for Authors

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 […]

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