Molly Ker Hawn
Jan Moran writes smart, stylish, sensual sagas. She’s the author of SCENT OF TRIUMPH, a historical novel acquired by St. Martin’s Press, and FABULOUS FRAGRANCES I and II, which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list. She is at work on another novel.
“SCENT OF TRIUMPH was inspired by my love of perfumery and history. I drew upon my own family history and my mother's memories of World War II, imagining a young entrepreneur whose talent, determination, and fearlessness catapult her to the pinnacle of success, despite mounting personal tragedies and the elusiveness of love. I enjoy writing about strong, capable, female entrepreneurs and places I love.”
As a fragrance and beauty professional, she has been featured in the media and on television and radio, including CNN and Extra, Women's Wear Daily, Allure, InStyle, and O Magazine. She has written for numerous magazines.
As an entrepreneur, she created Scentsa for Sephora, a touch-screen guide to fragrance and skincare in the US, Canada, France, Mexico, Brazil, and Denmark.
As a speaker, consultant, and major brand/retailer spokesperson, she has spoken before Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She has represented brands and retailers in media on behalf of several international PR companies, including Edelman and DeVries. She is available for speaking engagements.
Jan earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BBA from the University of Texas in Austin. She also attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers’ Program.