Sylvia is the #1 New York Times, #1 USA Today & #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 took spots among the top ten 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.


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’s work and life are the inspirations for Beyond Words, the digital lifestyle magazine.

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“There’s nothing like that in-person experience…being in [readers’] home town[s], having them come to talk to you…”
Sylvia on The Rhode Show

Meet Sylvia Meet Sylvia

Sylvia with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on
Access Hollywood Live!

Sylvia Day and Judith Regan

Sylvia and Judith Regan
at the SiriusXM Studios in NYC

Kerry Drew, Sylvia Day, and Greg Kelly

Kerry Drew, Sylvia, and
Greg Kelly on Good Day New York

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Kerry Drew, Sylvia Day, and Greg Kelly

Kerry Drew, Sylvia, and
Greg Kelly on Good Day New York

Sylvia Day

Who is S.J. Day?

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.

Eve of Darkness Eve of Destruction Eve of ChaosEve of Chaos

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Who is Livia Dare?

Livia Dare is a pseudonym that was created at the request of the publisher to be used on Sylvia’s fantasy/futuristic books. This pen name is used exclusively on Sylvia’s Sapphire’s World trilogy.

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Worthy Causes

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. In addition Sylvia funds the Daylight Scholarship, and a selected charity through Day It Forward, a monthly feature on Beyond Words. She has also contributed content to the following books, the proceeds from which she donates entirely to charity:

Romance Writers of America®

Premiere: A Collection of Romantic Tales from 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.

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One Way Farm

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. The agency provides an Animal Education Therapy Program, an Employment Training Program, Counseling Services and a Youth Program to further the healing of thier children, all very unique programs. They have served approximately 8,500 children and have been in business since 1976. They are licensed by the Job and Family Services and serve children from throughout the State of Ohio. They are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and located in Butler County in southwestern Ohio. Their continuing goal is to provide for the best interest of the child.

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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.

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Day It Forward

One of the recurring features on Beyond Words is Day It Forward, where readers are encouraged to share stories about the important work of charities close to their hearts. Each month, Sylvia chooses one recommended charity to highlight and support with a donation. To have your charity considered for Day It Forward, please email your essays to with “Day it Forward” in the subject line by the monthly deadline. Deadlines and submission instructions can found on the Day It Forward section of Beyond Words.

The Daylight Scholarship

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.

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