About Me
Sylvia Colley has been making up stories in her head and writing them down ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil.
She was born in Hampshire and educated at St Swithuns school in Winchester.
She trained at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama but decided teaching rather than acting was what she really wanted to do. She studied English at university and her final position was head of English and Drama at the Purcell School. She took early retirement in order to pursue her writing.
She has published two volumes of poetry , ‘Juliet’ and ‘It’s not what I wanted, though’ and two novels thus far, ‘Lights on Dark Water ‘ and ‘Ask Me to Dance’ which was published last year by the award winning Muswell Press.
She has had stunning reviews in papers and on line. She is currently working on her third novel ‘On the Edge of the Playground.’ Her work has been read on radio and a bio entitled ‘The tale of three daughters’ about her life and work written and produced by Piers Plowright was broadcast on radio 4.
When she is not writing, Sylvia gardens, keeps chickens (she has two allotments) entertains and, if that is not enough, she creates unique pieces of silver jewellery. (see below)
‘No wonder,’ she says, ‘It takes me so long to finish my novels. I should win the Nobel prize for displacement activity !’

I have now taken up Jewellery making of which some examples can be found on these pages