Sylvia Olsen is a great writer who has been inspired by wanting her children to know about their ancestry. Sylvia Olsen was born in 1955 in Viclona, British Colombia. However, she has lives in Tsartlip First Nation, for most of her life. She began writing while she was in her thirties and and her first book published when she was 44. Her hope is to teach other people about her families heritage and to show people the Tsartlip First Nation history.