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 05, 2012

Ebooks get people reading more

Ebooks are getting more people to read - in all different formats. The sales of tablets, ebooks and even paperbacks are increasing. One fifth of American adults have read an ebook in the last year and US ebook owners read on average 24 titles, where paperback readers average 15 reports Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post.

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