Meet the Team: Sylvia St.Cyr
By Sylvia St.Cyr
Within the past year, Word Alive Press has welcomed a new Project Manager/Publishing Consultant to our team. With her warmth, endless enthusiasm, and positive attitude, Sylvia St.Cyr is a joy to work with. We’ve asked her a couple of questions, and she has provided the answers below, so you can get to know her a little better.
1. How long have you been a writer for?
I have been writing in journals since I was six years old. I have all of my journals kept in my library, but when I was around twenty-two years old, I got a lot more serious about it. I started writing and practicing inspirational speeches. I started speaking in church about five years ago as well. Then, once my youngest child started attending school, I wrote a non-fiction book, Love vs. Fear. After that I starting writing for the local newspaper, just small stories, and then more recently I was asked to be the Arts and Entertainment coordinator and write about 4-6 stories a month. I have also been blogging for a few years now, at sylviasblog.com.
2. What is your favorite book and why?
My favorite book is The Shack, by William P. Young. I have read this book four times and also lead a women’s book study on it. This book changed my life. The reason it’s my favorite is that it was the first time I saw what a relationship with the living God looked like. What it could be, like a relationship with a best friend, but even better. I buy it every chance I get and give it away to anyone I care about.
3. Why get into publishing?
As a writer, I have a unique skill to offer in the publishing world as I can relate very well to frustrations that authors may have. Also, I’m thrilled with the idea of helping someone make their writing dreams come true, by publishing their written work. I especially love to hear people’s faith stories and guide authors as they publish these stories that have a lasting effect on God’s kingdom on earth!
4. What is a hobby of yours?
I love to do anything outside, whether it’s riding a bike with the kids, sitting on the beach, or hiking a trail.
5. Would you rather read digital or paper books?
Paper books, hands down! I love the feel of a book in my hands, turning the pages, the smell of a book, and seeing how far I am through it. I also love my library downstairs and want to add to it until it turns into a monstrous library, something along the lines of the one in Beauty and the Beast.
6. How many physical books do you own?
I don’t know the exact amount, but every time I go to the self-help store, I leave with more books. I also buy books new. Right now I would guess that I have roughly 500. Probably more.
7. What book is on your nightstand right now?
I always have two books going at once, one non-fiction and one fiction, on top of reading the Bible. The non-fiction book I’m reading right now is The Grand Weaver by Ravi Zacharias and the fiction book I’m reading is A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker.
About this Contributor:
Sylvia St.Cyr is a Publishing Consultant at Word Alive Press. She was also a journalist and the Arts & Entertainment Coordinator for her local paper, The Citizen. She lives with her husband and two kids just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Her first book, Love vs. Fear was released late fall of 2017. For more info, check out her blog.