Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sylvia Day - National Best Selling Author
Sylvia is a lifelong California resident who loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her to Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Mexico, Jamaica, and all over the United States. Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Orange County (the O.C.), and later lived in Monterey, Oceanside, and the Temecula Valley.
She is a Japanese-American who enjoys the many Japanese cultural events in Southern California as well as frequent family jaunts to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Sea World. Her childhood career aspirations were few — become a dolphin trainer at Sea World or a bestselling novelist. Obviously, the dolphin trainer career took a back seat.
A year after she first sat down at the keyboard, Sylvia sold her first book to Kensington Brava and three years later–to the day–she sold her 15-17th single title books. In addition to her novels, she’s written numerous novellas and short stories for both print and electronic-original release. Sylvia’s stories have been called “wonderful and passionate” by WNBC.com and “wickedly entertaining” by Booklist. Her work has been translated into Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Czech, German, and Thai. She’s been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice award, the EPPIE award, and the National Readers’ Choice Award, as well as multiple nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award of Excellence.
Sylvia travels extensively in conjunction with various speaking engagements. In addition to presenting workshops before writing groups around the country, she is a frequent panelist at events such as the Romantic Times Convention, Romance Writers of America’s National Convention, and Comic-Con.
Sylvia also writes under the pseudonyms S.J. Day and Livia Dare.
Visit Sylvia Day online.