Sylvia was born in Salford and educated in Manchester. She had always had a desire to travel so after training in nursing (SRN, RSCN & SCM) she worked primarily with children with Government Agencies, private organisations in Zambia, Aden, Saudi Arabia and Iran and in 1980 worked with Save the Children in Uganda.
Sylvia had always written throughout her life and in 1970 the seed of this book was sown as she used writing as a channel during a particularly difficult period of her life. Latterly Sylvia writes for pleasure and in 2000 she undertook some formal studies in creative writing.
The Silent Mentor has been written over a seven-year period.
Sylvia continues her journey and now spends most of her time wild camping in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland where she feels most comfortable and at ease….