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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 David Garfinkle/Hello Entertainment, Rob Quadrino, Willette Klausner, Dale Mott, Billy Strayhorn Songs Inc., Schirmer Theatrical, and executive producers Randall A. Buck and A. Alyce Claerbaut.
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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