Sylvia Mulholland


Sylvia Mulholland was born in Canada where, post high school, she attended Ontario College of Art & Design, University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa, where she obtained her law degree and first license to practice law.

After practicing as a 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. In 2006, Sylvia opened 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 (Hodder & Stoughton, General and Goldmann) followed by her second novel, Lingerie Tea, a year later. Her new book, A Nanny for Harry, is now 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 short pieces, she writes with humor and empathy about women, the legal profession, marriage and family life. Sylvia was at one time a student of Margaret Atwood and credits as her mentor, the late, great Pulitzer prize-winning novelist, Carol Shields.

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A two-book series about Kali Miller, a millennial lawyer working for a small Santa Monica firm, and her two colleagues and frenemies, Gillian Lawrence and Jada Tyler.

A Nanny for Harry

Price: $4.99 USD.


Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,960. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Skirts vs Suits Legal Style! Three women lawyers must hold together their firm after a disaster eliminates most of the men, with surprising and, at times, hilarious consequences.
A Nanny for Harry
Series: LEGAL BEAGLE books. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,270. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Type-A lawyer, Kali Miller, is determined to have, and do, it all. But she soon finds herself 'juggling on empty' as new baby, marriage, career and house slide painfully, and hilarously, beyond her control. And it doesn't help to have a goreous Swedish nanny hired by Kail's husband, or a disgruntled client out for revenge, or law partners that start to see Kali as a liability to the firm.

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