Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.


Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

October 23, 2008

Roll of Wallpaper

Yesterday I laid out a long length of wallpaper on the floor (I don’t have a table big enough) and stuck the corners down with masking tape. Then I scattered cushions around it, opened a new pack of pens and started the detailed plan of my next novel. The research has been ongoing for sometime, but taking that step was a weird, scary, and exciting feeling.

1 comment:

john e white said...

On the floor, eh? Novel idea. Now, when it's finished, whatever you do don't let the maid vacuum it up. Keep up the momentum, Silja - it's going to be a cracker!

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