Silvia has a background in academia and social science research and has published papers and articles in psychology, and joint-authored a book on social policy. She was a freelance editorial script advisor for children’s television for seven years, and was commissioned to develop the series bible for a pre-school television series based on a lesser known Enid Blyton character.
Silvia’s short fiction has been published in an anthology and she has given readings of her work; she has been highly commended, shortlisted and long-listed in a number of writing competitions. She is a member of the Society of Authors, has an MA in Creative Writing, and teaches at The Open University. While in progress, Silvia’s novel – GINA’S THERAPY – was awarded an Arts Council England bursary.
Born in 1970 in northern Italy, Silvia was brought up in a seaside town on the south coast of England by her mother and grandmother; she now lives in Canterbury, Kent. Silvia has two daughters, two stepdaughters and three granddaughters.