Jordan is author of the novel of suspense Forged in Grace, and the writing guides Make a Scene: Crafting a Powerful Story One Scene at a Time, and Write Free: Attracting the Creative Life with Rebecca Lawton. Jordan’s essays and articles have appeared in such publications as AlterNet.org, Marin Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Petersburg Times, Whole Life Times, The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazine. Her book commentaries have appeared on The California Report, a news-magazine produced by NPR-affiliate KQED radio. She is co-founder of www.indie-visible.com, a writer’s collective offering publishing and marketing support to indie authors.
Jordan is working on two forthcoming writing books from Writer’s Digest Books: A Writer’s Guide to Persistence: A Toolkit to Build & Bolster a Lasting Writing Practice (Spring: 2015), and, with Martha Alderson, (“The Plot Whisperer”) Deep Scenes: Plot Your Story Scene-by-Scene Through Action, Emotion & Theme (Fall, 2015). Also, under the pen name J.P. Rose, Jordan’s first novel of Romantic Suspense, Night Oracles, releases in Spring, 2014.
She teaches an ongoing series of online writing courses and webinars on the subjects of plot, scene and tension-building, and will be holding the first annual Plot & Scene retreat with author Martha Alderson, The Plot Whisperer, in May 2014.