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.

September 07, 2012

The El(lory) for Leather review

I'm with Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Lee Child and others condemning writers jamming their own inflated reviews on Amazon. RJ Ellory and Stephen Leather admit a lapse of judgement, but writing is not a universal given, some will like your stuff others will not. The point of reading a range of reviews is so you can make your own mind up. The cream floats to the top, remember that.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I have to admit I'm very sceptical of amazon and goodreads reviews these days, which is a shame really. But you are so right - if your book is good enough then it will get published!

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