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.

November 13, 2008


A character on TV (I can’t remember who or what show) said, ‘Happiness is not having what you want. It’s appreciating what you have.’ I’ve been repeating this mantra each day and you know what? I’m looking around me, thinking about here, and now, and it’s working.

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