Annie Carroll is the nom de plume of Carol Lightwood, a writer who currently lives in Southern California. She has also lived in Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Budapest. She wrote her first story at age 10. After graduating from Smith College she went to work writing for corporations and occasionally wrote magazine articles as a freelance journalist.
After decades in the commercial writing arena, she turned to fiction–but it is fiction based on the world around her. Many of the events and characters in her New Vampire series are inspired by her close-up view of today’s entertainment world in Los Angeles.
Recently she has taken an interest in street photography as a balance to sitting in front of her computer, writing, every day. Some of her photos are published on her blog L.A. CityPix