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.

February 18, 2011

Keeping it local

Lyndon Stacey's Somerset based thrillers have a strong local following. It's not a bad thing to place a novel in a town or village but be careful. Lyndon has a fictional villlage in Somerset which means her imagination isn't restricted by a real place although her characters do go to the bone fide places. Best of both worlds!

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