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Claire Kann

Northern California

Reader & Writer

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Claire Kann hails from the glorious Bay Area where the weather is regrettably not nearly as temperate as it used to be. She has a BA in English/Creative Writing from Sonoma State University and works for a nonprofit that you may have heard of where she daydreams like she’s paid to do it. A sucker for instant gratification, she posts new stories regularly to Wattpad, including her novels THE SCAVENGER HUNT, which won the 2016 Watty Award:HQ Love, and #FAT GIRL MAGIC, which won the 2017 Watty Award: Riveting Reads and ranked #1 in the Paranormal category.

LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE is her debut novel.

Favorite Books

His Dark Materials Trilogy by Phillip Pullman (WITCHES, ANGELS, AND POLAR BEARS OH MY!)

Favorite Quotes

"If someone tells me that it's wrong to hope, I'll tell them they're wrong every time."

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Swoon Author Claire Kann: Publishing Confessional — Behind the Swoon (Please Don’t Sue Me VH1!)

You decide to try to be a writer and get published. You give this dream your all.You forsake sleep and social engagements. You take writing courses and buy writing guides. You write and write and write until you develop carpal tunnel, lower back problems, and your vision begins to deteriorate. You study the industry, making list after list of ... Read More


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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Swoon Author Claire Kann: Dramatis Personae aka How to Be Your Most Awesome Self on the Internets

I'm going to be controversial for a minute: If your book's description or excerpt doesn't grab a reader's attention, there isn't much else you can do on that particular front. Pretty covers, trusted recommendations from friends and v/bloggers, blurbs from Big Name Authors, glowing reviews or other methods along those lines could help, but ... Read More


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Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Swoon Author Claire Kann: You've Heard of Killing Your Darlings... Now It's Time to Build a Body

In my last post, I hinted that writing is a choice for me. Storytelling is my passion and writing is the medium I’ve chosen. Honesty hour: I don’t have a natural talent for writing and composition. I had to research, study, and come up with a process that works for me.Let’s Talk About: Writing… more specifically ... Read More


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Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Swoon Author Claire Kann: Thanks, Obama (No, But Really, Thank You.)

I never wanted to be a writer. Veterinarian? Yes. Pediatrician? Sure. Astronaut? Of course, but math. So much math.Although I do have distinct memories of writing short stories, passing them around to my friends in high school and trying my hand at (bad) poetry, writing fiction was never this all-encompassing passion for me. And if I'm honest, it ... Read More


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Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Swoon Author Claire Kann's Editing Update: Let's Talk About... Revisions*

*Yes, I am totally going to get as much mileage out of my title as humanly possible.But more than that, I want to talk about doubt and collaboration.I’ve been in the Swoon game since 2013. I remember the blog post announcing Sandy Hall’s A Little Something Different being selected as the first Swoon Reads book and ... Read More


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