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Jessica Swan

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Jessica Swan is an American author who left her tiny flat in London for New York to drive cross-country until she fell back in love with California.

Her latest novel, Completely Lost, (Odette Books, 2016), is a story about grief and the hope that can emerge. A former ghostwriter of fifteen years, Swan holds a rhetoric degree from UC Berkeley. She has published one other novel, Dear Isabelle (Harbor House Books), and co-authored the nonfiction business book The Big Book of Motivation Games (McGraw-Hill, New York). Her articles and column have been published in Psychology Today magazine and her co-authored work in the academic journal The Behavior Analyst. She lives in Oakland.

Instagram: @swannotes

Average rating: 3.78 · 18 ratings · 4 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Dear Isabelle

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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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