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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Ruby Nickname:
Joan Swan

Central Coast of California


GH Year(s)
2009, 2008, 2006

Completed Manuscript(s)

Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romantic Suspense

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Blog Posts from Joan

Guest Author Elisabeth Naughton

Welcome to guest author Elisabeth Naughton A previous junior-high science teacher, Elisabeth Naughton now writes sexy romantic adventure and paranormal novels full time from her home in western Oregon where she lives with her husband and three children. Her debut release, Stolen Fury, heralded by Publisher’s Weekly as “A rock-solid debut,” was recently nominated for […]

Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear

Welcome to our guest author, Diane Stuckart Diane’s mysteries and romances have been published in Italy, Romania, Germany, Poland, Japan, and the Netherlands, in addition to the US and the UK. A native Texan with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma, Diane finally left the plains of North Texas for the beaches of […]

The Most Fundamental Question in the Publishing Industry

How do readers choose the books they buy? It was a topic that came up on our Yahoo board recently, stemming from the original subject of promotion, and some of the comments/answers surprised me. As a writer whose agent is shopping her manuscript at this moment, I am naturally looking toward my future, anticipating marketing […]

Story Thievery?

Has anyone every asked you if you’re afraid of having someone steal your story? I have been asked this very question. Several times. At first, I used to laugh and say, “Good luck to them. I sure as hell couldn’t sell it.”

Writing Gadgets: Part One

Hello, my name is Joan Swan and I’m a writing-related gadget addict. It’s a rather recent problem, since I went back to work full time and have both more money to spend and more excuses to spend it on anything and everything that might enhance my writing productivity, because, of course, I have less time […]

Soulmates, Do You Believe?

I was flipping channels recently and stumbled across the movie The Notebook. Against my better judgement, Rachel McAdams pulled me into the story, and I watched it to the end. And cried, like I knew I would.

Guest Author – Elisabeth Naughton

Thanks so much to the Ruby Slippered Sisters for having me here today! For those of you who don’t know me, I write romantic adventure and paranormal novels and was a 2007 GH finalist in RS. My GH finaling manuscript – STOLEN FURY – went on to sell in 2008 and was released just a […]

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