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Sylvia Mulholland was born in a small town in Canada. After high school, she attended Ontario College of Art & Design, University of Toronto and finally the University of Ottawa, where she obtained her law degree.
After practicing intellectual property law, as partner in a large multi-national law firm, she moved to Los Angeles and obtained her MFA from American Film Institute where she was awarded the prestigious Sloan Foundation Fellowship for her screenplay about Albert Einstein’s first wife, the physicist Mileva Maric.
In 2006, still unable to give up her day job, Sylvia passed the fearsome California Bar exam. Since then, she has practiced law in her own practice, with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto.
Sylvia has written extensively for Canada’s Globe & Mail newspaper— a popular series called The Working Woman, about women who juggle career and family. Her debut novel, Woman’s Work was published in the UK, Canada and Germany in 1998, followed by her second novel, Lingerie Tea, a year later. Her new book (a revision and re-write of Woman’s Work is entitled A Nanny for Harry and is available on Amazon as a Kindle book and in paperback.
As a as a woman in the highly competitive field of law, raising two children and also pursuing a writing career, Sylvia knows well the challenges of trying to ‘do it all.’ In her novels and shorter pieces she writes with humor and empathy about women, the legal profession, marriage and family life.