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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, and librettist. Known for crafting authentic, visually-striking stories for the stage, 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 latest musical is currently being developed with Hello Entertainment and Jeff Lee Productions.

Swan holds a rhetoric degree from U.C. Berkeley and has published three books: Completely Lost (Odette Books), Dear Isabelle (Harbor House Books), and The Big Book of Motivation Games co-authored by a senior research psychologist (McGraw-Hill Companies) as an addition to the best-selling Big Book of Business Games series. She is a former writer for Psychology Today magazine with 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 currently lives in New York City.

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