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.

August 07, 2009

Don’t forget competitions

Sarah Hall’s career took an up turn after winning the Crime Writer’s Association Dagger Award and Julie Myerson in her YouTube video states her ‘lucky break’ came from a winning writing competition in SHE magazine. Go for them all, you’ve got nothing to lose.

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