Arthur Swan was born and raised in North Carolina, where he developed his love of nature and storytelling. After college he moved to California to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

For more than two decades he worked in Los Angeles, with some of the most talented people in the world, on films ranging from ‘A Beautiful Mind’ to ‘How to Train Your Dragon’. He also had the privilege of volunteering for Young Storytellers.

In 2023, he moved back to the Carolinas to be close to family and friends. He is excited to be home again, to reconnect to his roots and the natural beauty of the region.

On weekdays, he rises before the sun and starts writing, followed by a swim, followed by more writing. On warmer weekends he can be found hiking high climbs in early fog before the sun burns through to blue sky, or otherwise, he’s probably trying to write.

His first novel, Before the Sun Hits, won the Reader Views Reader’s Choice Award.