Cygnet Brown is a pseudomym. The author chose Cygnet because her maiden name is "Swanson" (a cygnet is a baby swan) and Brown is her married name. She grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania and began writing stories in Mrs. Watson’s seventh-grade English class. From that time on she wanted to become a professional writer, but life got in the way. After graduating high school, she served in the active Navy from 1981-1987 as a Neuro-psychiatric Technician then in the reserves until 1999. She married, became a mother to three children, stepmother to another, and became a nurse. She resumed writing in October 2008 when she fell in love with her characters all over again. In 2014, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Liberal Arts major.
Cygnet Brown lives and intends to retire in the Missouri Ozarks where loves to write and research. She never knows when she'll uncover a historical tidbit that sparks another story in The Locket Saga. Titles in the Locket Saga include: When God Turned His Head (the first book in the series), Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, Book III of The Locket Saga, A Coward's Solace, Book IV: Sailing under the Black Flag, Book VL In the Shadow of the Mill Pond, and most recently, Book VI: The Anvil. She also wrote three short books Help from Kelp, Using Diatomaceous Earth Around the House and Yard, and most recently The Ultimate Keystone Habit. In 2013 she published her first nonfiction book Simply Vegetable Gardening based on her nearly 50 years of gardening experience. Most recently she has written The Survival Garden.
She is the owner of Jerjoboch Publications, formerly Cygnet of the Ozarks Publishing, a business she founded in 2013. She has written for Mother Earth News magazine and online article sites including Medium She is the author of The Perpetual Homesteader Blog.