Carolyn "Sylvene" Koh ~ Wordsmith
A Short Bio: "Sylvene" has been the online identify
of Carolyn Koh for the past twenty years. Some of her writing exists
out there with a former last name and some with the nom de plume
of Sylvene Firebrand - the name of her EverQuest character.
Published at the ripe old age of nine by a local children's magazine,
Carolyn has had articles, poems and short stories accepted for school
publications throughout her educational years. She has participated
in Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games since the days
of MUDs (Multi-User Dungeons) when she discovered the internet during
her college days. With the launch of the revolutionary EverQuest
by Verant & 989 Studios (later Sony Online Entertainment) in
1999, she went from playing the games to organizing massive in-game
events and then participating in their Guide program – a Guide
is a volunteer version of a GM (Game Master) with reduced powers.
Carolyn began writing for Stratics in 1999, first by providing
game FAQs and guides, then Q&As and developer interviews for
EverQuest, moving to Managing Editor for their EverQuest II site
before becoming a part of their Developer Relations team and eventually
the Director of that team.
In late 2005, she parted ways with Stratics and in 2006, began
writing for MMORPG.com. In 2007, she dove head-first into the world
of Casual Games and enjoyed the diversity of covering Casual Games,
Children's Games as well as Mobile Games. As the number of Game
Magazines began to dwindle, she began writing for Pop Culture and
Contact: carol at sylvene dot com.