L. J. Carter was born in a small town in the southern US state of North Carolina. At the age of twelve she moved with her family to England where her fascination with all things magical flourished. Graduating with a BA Honours from Kingston University, she began her career as a designer and illustrator before launching into her lifelong love of writing. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and Egypt in a quest for her love of ancient history and passion for ancient mythology. When she is not illustrating or writing her head is buried in archeology books and ancient text. She currently resides in Hong Kong with her husband.