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.

July 01, 2010

Think ahead

Agents and publishers are looking for long term investments. That is why authors of serials, like Ian Rankin, Lee Child and Patricia Cornwell are so popular - they pay! If you can rough out a plan of three or five books, you'll have something to show a prospective agent and be way ahead of the competition.

1 comment:

Wilkie Martin said...

This is worth knowing - I'm working on a series of three, with potential for more. Thanks

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