Annie Carroll is the nom de plume of Carol Lightwood, a writer and sometime freelance journalist, who lives in Southern California. She has also lived in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle and Budapest.
In 2011 her son gave her a Kindle for Mother’s Day and she plunged into the world of ebooks with gusto, first publishing a short memoir writing book she had developed for the class she taught at a local community college. That was followed by her novel, Playing for Julia, based on the world she saw around her when she lived in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. The novella, New Vampire in Town, had its roots in a long-time love of vampire novels and her experiences living in L.A. and Las Vegas. New Vampire Online is the second in the series.
In 2014 she returned to the world of non-fiction with her newest publication, Working After Retirement, a practical guide to 70 jobs suitable for people who have retired. Coming in early September.