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Jessica Swan

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Swan is a former ghostwriter who left her tiny flat in London, hopped aboard the Queen Mary to New York, then drove cross-country without a map until she fell back in love in California.

Swan has been interviewed on NPR for her first novel, Dear Isabelle, (Harbor House Books, Augusta). Swan also co-authored the nonfiction book The Big Book of Motivation Games, (McGraw-Hill, New York), which was later translated in Chinese and Thai. Swan has also been published in The Behavior Analyst journal and Psychology Today magazine. She holds a BA degree in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley.


Average rating: 3.59 · 27 ratings · 3 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Dear Isabelle
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2007
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Christmas at Wolf River
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Unraveled (Poetry)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 28, 2011 11:10AM
Description: Excerpt from Jessica Swan's blog, "When Words Fly Away" http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/whenwordsflyaway
preface (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: just a little excerpt of my book, Dear Isabelle, published in May 2007 by Harbor House Books.
Life in London (Travel)
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Description: The wonder that is British exaggeration. [taken from my blog, The Nocturnal Novelist]
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“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
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“You can, of course, write to inspire others… but most importantly, you must write to inspire yourself.”
Jessica Swan

“If there were nothing else to trouble us, the fate of the flowers would make us sad.”
John Lancaster Spalding

“If I do not write to empty my mind, I go mad.”
George Gordon Byron

“The center of every man's existence is a dream. Death, disease, insanity, are merely material accidents, like a toothache or a twisted ankle. That these brutal forces always besiege and often capture the citadel does not prove that they are the citadel.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Love is ordinary, love is dull, love is the natural condition of the human heart, love is the message we carry branded on us from the womb but only the best of us will dare to read it and, even when we dare to read it to people who can never understand, it is still there in us like the rings in a tree or the ridges in a shell, part of us, marking the years and the drought and the growth, even if nobody sees it until the tree is cut down.”
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Daniel
Jessica, I've added your book Dear Isabelle to my to-read list.


message 2: by Ovid

Ovid Hi Jessica, I loved Dear Isabelle. I'm so glad my favorite author is on goodreads.


message 3: by Ovid

Ovid Something tells me you won't be sleeping on air for much longer. I hope everything arrived in good shape.

Have a great weekend!


Shannon Hi Jessica
Just thought I would say hi, hope you are enjoying your summer. I'm back from a trip to Ireland, definitely a country of writers.
Best,
Shannon


message 5: by Ovid

Ovid Hey Jessica! I just sent you an e-mail. It was great to hear from you. I hope you are having a relaxing summer.


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