Sylvia graduated from Brown University, in Literary Arts, in 2011. She writes both fiction and nonfiction concerned with the relationship between human beings and the natural world. She supports herself by running two ‘stories by mail’ projects, The Gray Fox Epistles and The Leveret Letters for children, accessed through her blog Wildtalewort.com. Her work has been published in Earthlines, New California Writing 2013, The Dark Mountain Project.
She won the James D. Phelan Literary Award from the San Francisco Foundation for The Gray Fox Epistles which takes old fairytales and myths and plants them in a new landscape.