Born in the French Alps, in Grenoble, Sylvie graduated in Political Sciences and holds a master's degree in English, with highest honors. She was a lecturer in the top preparatory schools for Political Sciences in Paris, and also translated some 25 novels from English into French, as well as a book on the tea ceremony in Japan. While a translator, she could not wait to write her own books. She even went as far as to change a character in a novel, and got told off by the publisher! She loves to travel and is a lover of the arts. She has been a painter and a photographer for many years, and has exhibited her paintings several times, both in Paris and in Toronto. The art and the photographs in her books are all by her. Some of her short stories have been published by GivalPress, both in English and in French, for University language students. She now lives both in Toronto and in Maui, Hawaii.