…the #1 New York Times & #1 international bestselling author of over twenty award-winning novels translated into 41 languages. With tens of millions of copies of her books in print, she is a #1 bestseller in 28 countries. For the last three years, Sylvia’s novels have taken spots among the top bestselling books on global year-end sales round ups, making her one of the most widely read authors in the world today. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and her work has been honored as Amazon’s Best of the Year in Romance. Sylvia served as the 22nd President of Romance Writers of America.
Spotlight on Sylvia
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Hailed as “one of the most successful romance writers in the world” by Fox News, Sylvia’s work has been covered in Time, Variety, People, the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, the Associated Press, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly–to name just a few. She has been the subject of trivia questions on the television game shows Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and Jeopardy!, as well as a Kit Hoover recommended read on Access Hollywood Live. Her Crossfire series is presently in development with Lionsgate for cable television adaptation.
In addition to her novels, Sylvia has written numerous novellas and short stories for both print and digital-first release. Her work has been called an “exhilarating adventure” by Publishers Weekly and “wickedly entertaining” by Booklist. She’s been honored with the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and multiple nominations for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award of Excellence.
Sylvia travels extensively in conjunction with various speaking engagements. She is a frequent workshop presenter and panelist at events such as the RT Book Lovers Convention, Romance Writers of America’s National Convention, and Comic-Con, and a popular keynote speaker for writing programs presented by local chapters, national and international organizations, and colleges across the United States.
Her book tours and travel engagements have taken her around the globe. Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Orange County (the O.C.), and later lived in Monterey and Oceanside. Sylvia now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, but occasionally enjoys her pied-à-terre on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York. She considers the two vibrant, energetic, and never-dark cities perfect for a writer whose working hours are as unpredictable as her characters.
Sylvia with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on
Access Hollywood Live!
Sylvia and Judith Regan
at the SiriusXM Studios in NYC
Kerry Drew, Sylvia, and
Greg Kelly on Good Day New York
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S. J. Day is the pseudonym for Sylvia’s non-romance genre works–the books Sylvia writes that don’t always have a Happily Ever After (HEA) romantic resolution at the end.
One of the many benefits of being a published author are the increased opportunities to give back to the community through charitable support. Many of the reader/author events Sylvia attends around the country benefit charities that are local to those events.
The Daylight Scholarship, funded by Sylvia, awards up to five scholarships for the payment of conference registration fees for the Romance Writers of America® Conference. Applicants must be RWA members who are current or previous year RITA® finalists. Members may apply by submitting a personal letter stating their financial need, their serious pursuit of a romance writing career, and why they believe attendance at the conference in the year of their application will benefit their romance writing career.
The fund is overseen by Romance Writers of America. Applications should be directed to RWA, attention: Daylight Scholarship, 14615 Benfer Rd., Houston, TX 77069, with “Daylight Scholarship application” in the subject line.
Sylvia has also contributed content to the following books, the proceeds from which she donates entirely to these worthy causes:
Romance Writers of America®
Benefit Book: Premiere
Romance Writers of America is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. Proceeds from anthology sales will help to fund RWA’s programs and services.
One Way Farm
Benefit Book: The Promise of Love
One Way Farm Children’s Home provides residential care 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our agency provides an Animal Education Therapy Program, an Employment Training Program, Counseling Services and a Youth Program to further the healing of our children, all very unique programs.We have served approximately 8,500 children and have been in business since 1976. We are licensed by the Job and Family Services and serve children from throughout the State of Ohio. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. Our continuing goal is to provide for the best interest of the child.
Troops Ongoing Project
Benefit Book: The Write Ingredients: Recipes from Your Favorite Authors
The Lori Foster Bookjunkys (a yahoo group for readers and writers) sponsors an ongoing “Troop Project.” Headed up by Laurie Damron and enhanced by collections at the annual “Reader and Author Get Together,” items and money (for shopping) are donated so that several times a year care packages filled with fun and sometimes necessary items can be mailed off to various active-duty military troops.
More on the Troop Project → Contact Laurie Damron at ljodamron [at] gmail [dot] com