I am a novelist and poet from a small village on the edge of the English Lake District.
The area is designated as being of outstanding natural beauty so unsurprisingly the
landscape where I live is a big inspiration. On my site you will find details of the books,
the ideas behind them, and snippets of the research that underpins them.
My writing is strongly influenced by my previous career as a set and costume designer
for film and television. I enjoy conjuring a whole world for the reader, a world that has
been lost to us,or perhaps one that never existed except in myths and stories handed
down to us by our parents or grandparents. I am fascinated by history and storytelling,
and love to hear stories told live.
The Lady's Slipper has its own page where you can find more information and reviews.
You can read an interview with me about it here. Or you can watch a video -
I have always been a bibliophile and was told as a child that I spent too much time with
"my nose stuck in a book," which fortunately has never been as painful as it sounds!
Photo by Jonathan Bean
Contact me: deborah swift I enjoy hearing from readers.
I am represented by Annette Green at the Annette Green Agency
and I am a member of the Historical Writers Association, the
Historical Novel Society, and the Romantic Novelists Association.