Silvia Sbaraini

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.

With an abundance of women and girls in her life, it’s not surprising that female relationships, family and friendship are frequently the focus of her writing.