Carrie Swift developed a passion for writing early, completing her first historical novel at the age of just 14.
After studying English Literature and Language at the University of Nottingham, with a special focus on Anglo-Saxon and Middle English, she became sub-editor for Dark Angel Press, writing for and helping to produce all six volumes of iconic genre magazine 'Bloodstone' between 1998 and 2000, and in 1999, the still-controversial collection of vampire erotica, 'In Blood We Lust', under her given legal name, Louisianax E. M. Caliban.
Her two published novellas both sprang from the NaNoWriMo competition: 'Unconditional' (2011 winner), a meditation on love, loss, betrayal and the redeeming quality of a donkey's friendship, and 'The Twisted Skeins of a Family Tapestry' (2012 winner), a darkly weird twin-era murder mystery based on characters turned up in her own family history. These were both published on Kindle in 2013 and are now available in print versions on demand.
She also writes as Ellie Huncote, and has three novels, 'Dark Heart of Sherwood' (2009), 'Blood of the White Rose' (2010), and 'The Glimstone Crown' (2013) also available on Kindle and print on demand. 'Orphic Resonance', a poetry collection dedicated to her muse, came out in October 2013.
The third novel of her Illythia series, 'The Last Dragon's Egg', was a Quarter-Finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award competition for 2014.
She has just finished writing 'The Shivering Fields', a novel of witchcraft and crop circles, which should see the light of day later in 2015.