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.

May 21, 2010


If you possibly can, get to a writing festival. You learn so much more than tips on character and plot. You meet other writers, agents and celebrities too. Writers observe and they'll remember you next time you happen on them, so smile and chat. It's all money in the writing bank.

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