Annie Frances Swann is originally from Haverhill, Suffolk and has lived and worked in London. She currently resides in Cornwall. Annie studied Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, as well as having taken part in media courses through BBC Voices.
Voluntary work has included a role as editor for the Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspapers and writing publicity for the Friends of Thetford Forest. She has also made brief appearances in television and media, which included a role as a supporting artist in a production for Film 4.
Between 1987 and 1990, Annie served in the British Army and then spent four years in another uniformed service role in South East London, as well as having spent a brief period working for Her Majesty’s Prison Service in 2006.
Azure of the Realm is her first complete novel, inspired by an interest in Gothic style, alternative music and various aspects of paganism. She is currently working on the sequel.