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.

April 23, 2009

Two days later

The passage of time can be difficult to handle well. It’s certainly not worth padding out the gap with irrelevant detail. Ian Rankin handles transitions with ease and skill. Merits a read, if only to see just how deftly he does it!

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