Sylvia D. Torti

Sylvia D. Torti

Sylvia D. Torti

Sylvia D. Torti is the author of The Scorpion’s Tail, a Miguel Marmol Award winner. She holds a Ph.D. in biology and is Research Assistant Professor in biology, as well as current Dean of the Honors College at the University of Utah. She completed a BA degree at Earlham College. Born and raised in Ohio to Argentine parents, she has traveled and studied extensively and is fluent in English and Spanish. She is the past president of Writers at Work, and lives and writes in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • Erik Martin

    For the curator of a writing website, you have a remarkably poor grasp on basic grammar. This page was created April 21, 2015, while the site originates on December 29, 2007. One would hope that after almost 8 years, you would at least be competent by now, as you are a writer yourself, but alas… For instance, “She hold’s a PhD…” is disappointingly wrong. An elementary school kid would know better. She holds a PhD. And again, “…president of Writer’s at Work.” Your complete inability to grasp the apostrophe is frustrating, to say the least. The organization is called Writers at Work, which you would know had you done any research whatsoever.
    You can do better.