Joan Swan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, most of which have been published under her pseudonym Skye Jordan.

She was born and raised in California and has recently been transplanted to Northern Virginia.

She left her challenging career of sonography at UCSF Medical Center to devote herself to writing full time, but still travels overseas on medical missions to teach sonography to physicians. Most recently, she traveled to Ethiopia and Haiti.

Joan and her husband are coming up on their thirty year wedding anniversary and have two beautiful daughters. A lover of learning, Joan enjoys classes of all kinds, from knitting to forensic sculpting.  She is an avid rower and spends many wonderful hours on the Potomac.