was never a star English student or a Literature buff, but I've
always had a creative soul and an active imagination. Writing
was a natural culmination of those two talents.
write what I like to read: romantic suspense.
I write for entertainment and escape--the same reasons I love to
read. I prefer real-life language, so you'll find profanity in
my work when it fits the character. I prefer open-door sex, so
my love scenes are typically hot and steamy. And because my
stories involve suspense, you'll often find violence, mystery and an
inside look at the intricate world of forensics. Occasionally,
I like to dabble in the lighter side of paranormal as well.
I am agented by the
fabulous Paige Wheeler, founding partner of Folio Literary
Management in New York. My debut novel, FEVER, releases
Kensington Brava in April 2012. Book 2 in the series, BLAZE,
releases fall 2012. My editor at Kensington is the wonderful Alicia
Condon, Editorial Director for Brava.
A triple RWA Golden Heart finalist
as well as a double Daphne Du Maurier finalist, I am a lover of
craft and closet-hoarder of writing craft how-to books.
In my day job, I work as a sonographer at UCSF Medical Center,
a location with an intensity that makes me slightly insane...which
works well with the writer in me. Not to mention all the
character material I have access to--and I'm not talking about the
I have been married twenty years to my own personal
hero, a veteran firefighter, we have two
beautiful daughters and are blessed to live in the
heart of wine country on the gorgeous Central Coast
Please feel free to
email me with questions and comments at:
joan AT joanswan
Recent family photos:
My DH (Darling Husband)
Our family fall rafting trip down the
South Fork of the American River
Our pup, Indie