Get to know Swan Huntley

Swan Huntley is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles. Her first illustrated, interactive mini-tome, The Bad Mood Book, comes out in 2023. Her fourth novel, I Want You More, will be published in 2024. She is the author of Getting Clean With Stevie Green, The Goddesses, and We Could Be Beautiful. She earned her MFA at Columbia University and has received fellowships from MacDowell and Yaddo, where she was the 2019 recipient of The LeSage-Fullilove Residency. Her work has appeared on Salon, The Rumpus, and Psychology Today, among others.


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Fun fact

The human head weighs 8 pounds

Favorite author

Joan Didion

Favorite place in the world

The bathtub

Favorite place to read

The couch

Books by Swan Huntley

I Want You More

Coming May 21, 2024



A ghostwriting gig in the Hamptons becomes far more than a job in this sexy, atmospheric, and deliciously tense story. 

Kirkus Reviews says, “Like cinnamon Red Hots, this of-the-moment domestic thriller keeps you sweetly sucking away till it delivers the punch.”


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Reeling from the death of her father, Zara Pines accepts a ghostwriting gig for celebrity chef Jane Bailey. Jane, star of the wildly popular cooking show 30 Bucks Tops, invites Zara to live in her East Hampton home for the summer. Zara doesn’t want to go, but Jane insists.


As the two women create Jane’s book, their attachment grows stronger. Zara, who’s lost and in search of an identity, finds one in the shadow of Jane. She wears Jane’s clothes, adopts Jane’s mannerisms, and speaks like Jane. Eventually, the line between them blurs and Zara starts to see the side Jane keeps hidden from the cameras.


This dark and twisty novel about fame, lies, and obsession will make even the most open-hearted reader question how safe it is to trust the people they love.


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