Siri Svay is a 27-year-old inspired creator and new author. Currently she works in the marketing department of a premier accounting firm while continuing copyediting and proofreading — working creatively, which includes writing and self-publishing her own books. Siri rang in 2018 with her first published work on January 19, 2018, titled Saudade, a collection of poetry and prose about anxiety and depression.

By day Siri is a diligent worker, and by night she streams live on Twitch TV, Monday thru Friday, as an Affiliate Streamer. During her spare time, Siri enjoys reading, writing, cooking/baking, photography, taking fashion photos, working out, spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people.

Born and raised in Houston, TX, Siri fell in love with music, and singing continues to be her number one hobby. In middle and high school, she participated in the school choir, performing in various concerts, musicals, conferences and competitions. In addition, she recorded and posted live video performances of cover songs for her YouTube channel as well as a collaboration channel with her younger sister. During her free time she kept many journals filled with creative writings from poetry, lyrics and short stories.

For college she spent four years attending the University of Texas at Austin where she got a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications – Radio-Television-Film, specializing in Screenwriting. Even though she was a full-time student, Siri also worked freelance as a staff photographer/writer for an online publication in New York, Rock Edition. She traveled between various Texas cities as a concert photographer and videographer for interviews with bands and artists. Also, starting in 2010, Siri has worked at the South by Southwest, starting as a stagehand helping with stage setup and takedown to artist interview videographer and photographer.

Shortly after graduating from college, Siri moved to Los Angeles and worked in the city of opportunity for four years before relocating back to Houston. While in Los Angeles, she worked as the Associate Editor for a national print publication, Music Connection Magazine, which has been in circulation for 40 years. She contributed to each monthly print issue and was the sole manager of the magazine’s website and in-house digital marketing weekly newsletters on top of other major duties.

Photo credit: Jim Donnelly Photography