Sylvia Smith was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to 19 brothers and sisters. Because of the crazy household, she found peace in her writing. This inspired her to pursue her education further and achieve a bachelors degree in journalism. Her career then took her to the big city to become a writer for various popular magazines. She always came back to her novelistic roots, though.
When Smith's first best selling novel took off she decided to part ways with her journalism career and take on the author lifestyle full time. Now she is on her third novel, and she couldn't be happier!