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"Polished and evocative ... [Swan's] voice is clear and inviting, a wry observer." - Kirkus Reviews
JESSICA SWAN is an American novelist, playwright, librettist, and screenwriter. Known for crafting authentic, visually-striking stories for stage & film, Swan’s upcoming work includes musicals that employ dance as a function of the narrative. Rooted in myth and psychology, Swan’s dreamlike stories translate the performing & visual arts across multi-platforms to resonate in meaningful ways for today’s audience. Swan’s upcoming projects are currently in development with Producers David Garfinkle/Hello Entertainment, Ron Simons, Rob Quadrino, Valencia Yearwood, Willette Klausner, Nicole Eisenberg, Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc., Schirmer Theatrical, with Executive Producers A. Alyce Claerbaut, Robert Thompson, and Associate Producers Christian McBride, Mickalene Thomas, and B'in Live.
Swan holds a rhetoric degree from U.C. Berkeley and has published three books: The Big Book of Motivation Games (McGraw-Hill Companies) co-authored by a senior research psychologist as an addition to the best-selling The Big Book of Business Games series; Dear Isabelle (Harbor House Books); and Completely Lost (Odette Books). She is a former writer for Psychology Today magazine and has co-authored work published in the academic journal The Behavior Analyst. Her novels are featured on NPR, San Jose Mercury News, East Bay Times, and spotlighted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal as a must-read. Swan lives in New York City.
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