Sylva Fae is a married mum of three from Lancashire, England. She grew up in a rambling old farmhouse bordering onto the moors, with a slightly dysfunctional family and an adopted bunch of equally dysfunctional animals.
As a qualified lecturer and verifier, she has spent twenty years teaching literacy and numeracy to adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Sylva owns a wood where she and her husband run survival courses and woodland craft days.
She escapes to the woods at every possible opportunity to enjoy the peace and fresh air. Her husband busies himself making fire and chopping logs while she takes the girls off on adventures in their own enchanted woodland, hunting for fairies and stomping in muddy puddles.
Adventures in the woods inspired her to write stories to entertain her three girls. Now she hopes to publish some of these stories. Sylva writes a blog, Sylvanian Ramblings and has a short story published in You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology. She has several rhyming stories aimed at four to six year olds, ready for illustration, is in the process of writing three books for early readers and a woodland activities book for parents.
When not writing or chasing three muddy girls through the woods, Sylva likes to geek out on cryptology puzzles and ciphers. She has won the US Navy cryptology challenge two years running.