About | Author Jan Moran
Owned & Operated by Sunny Palms Press, LLC.
Owned & Operated by Sunny Palms Press, LLC.
Owned & Operated by Sunny Palms Press, LLC.
Owned & Operated by Sunny Palms Press, LLC.


Author Jan Moran Jan Moran is a 9-time USA Today and 5-time Wall Street Journal Top 10 Fiction bestselling author of 30+ novels, including the heartwarming, contemporary beach series of Summer Beach, Coral Cottage, Crown Island, and Love California.

Her riveting, immersive historical family sagas include Hepburn’s Necklace, The Chocolatier, The Winemakers, and The Perfumer. St. Martin’s Press, Goldmann/Penguin Random, and Newton Compton have published her novels, along with her imprint, Sunny Palms Press.

At present, Jan is working on the next books in her series. The 10-book Summer Beach: Seabreeze Inn series is recently optioned for television.

She is also adapting The Winemakers for a dramatic television series, expanding her catalog of books, and forming partnerships for film and television projects. 

Her books are also available in large print and audiobook editions. Her work is translated into German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Lithuanian, Polish, Bulgarian, and other languages.

Jan is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Texas at Austin. As an entrepreneur and former CEO and board member, she speaks on entrepreneurship, the business of writing, women in business, and other topics.

In her former professional life, Jan was the founder and creator of Scentsa, a touch-screen software program for retailers and brands. The fragrance and skincare programs (FragranceIQ, SkinIQ) are at Sephora stores in the US, Canada, France, Mexico, Brazil, and Denmark. The Scentsa program was sold to Sephora.

Jan has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, Women’s Wear Daily, Allure, InStyle, and O Magazine. As an editor and writer, she covered fragrance, beauty, and spa travel for various publications from Cosmopolitan to the Costco Connection.

As a speaker, consultant, and major brand/retailer spokesperson, Jan has spoken before numerous groups such as libraries, the San Diego State University Writer’s Conference, Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She has represented brands and retailers in media for several major PR companies, including Edelman and DeVries. Jan lives in San Diego County and is available for select in-person or online consulting, training, and speaking engagements. 


You can reach out to Jan using the form on the Contact page, or find out more about her on LinkedIn. You can learn about special offers and new releases by following Jan on BookBub, subscribing to her newsletter, or joining her Facebook Group. Shop her online store here. 

Film/TV Rights Representation: Maggie Marr Legal

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Bingebooks Interview

Catch up with bestselling women's fiction author Jan Moran as she talks about Coral Weddings (Book 4 of the Coral Cottage Series), and all her writing in BingeBooks Book Club interviewed by Alessandra Torre.

Writers' Conference

Watch Jan Moran as she discussed the difference between Women's Fiction and Romance in 20Books Conference in Las Vegas.


Hear Jan and her podcast interview with fellow author and media personality Beth Albright as they talk about writing, books, and life.

On The Joys of Binge Reading Podcast with Jenny Wheeler, listen to Jan discuss her journey from beauty entrepreneur to bestselling contemporary and 20th Century historical fiction.


Hear Jan and fellow author Belinda Jones speak on hybrid publishing at the University of California San Diego Writers Conference.


Watch Jan below in a Secret Paris interview with Juliette Sobanet.

Where to Buy Jan's Books

  • Buy on AppleBooks
  • Buy on Amazon
  • Buy on Barnes & Noble
  • Buy from Google Play
  • Buy from Kobo
  • Buy from IndieBound
  • Buy from Audible

Jan’s books are also available to purchase in Deutsch, Dutch, Italiano, Lithuanian, Polish, and Russian. More languages coming soon!

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