Sylvia Heike is a speculative fiction writer from Finland. Her fiction has appeared in e.g. Gamut, Luna Station Quarterly, and The Molotov Cocktail. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
(Speculative fiction is an umbrella term for the extraordinary and covers genres such as fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, paranormal, and some horror.)
Sylvia grew up in a small town on the South Coast of Finland. After many moves from town to town, travelling here and there, and studying this and that, she’s now settled close to the city of Tampere with her British fiancé and numerous spoilt pet rabbits. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Digital Media.
Her hobbies revolve around books, bunnies, and birds. Books: reading them, and hopefully one day writing them, although at the moment she’s mostly creating shorter fiction. Bunnies: providing food, snuggles, and new carpets to chew. Birds: discovering and identifying birds, learning about their winged ways, taking pictures, and in the winters setting up a buffet in the garden that also serves squirrels and hares. She enjoys walks in the forest and near lakes, especially in the summertime when you can come across baby ducks when you least expect it.
Some of her favourite books include: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, Gabriel and the Swallows by Esther Dalseno, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, and Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho.
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