Olga Núñez Miret kindly put an article about me on her blog, ‘Dragons and murder don’t mix, do they?’ which I reblogged to my dragonpost on 28th November, 2014. I thought I would reciprocate her very kind gesture by copying from her Gravator and Amazon author’s page about her.
I’m a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice versa) and a forensic psychiatrist. I was born in Barcelona and moved to the UK in 1992 to train in psychiatry. After a few years I decided to go back to full time education and completed a BA in American Literature at Sussex University (it included a year in Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, and a PhD on ‘the Films of David Mamet’. As I never tired studying I also did an MSc (Distance Learning) in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Leicester University). Now decided to try and focus on writing, translating and exploring interesting stuff.
I have written short stories, several novels and recently a young adult novel (first of a series). I’ve recently decided to try self-publishing, as life is too short.
My first novel:
The Man Who Never Was. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009TWRT22
El hombre que nunca existió. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009TWEGC8
A YA/Adult novella (paranormal, fairy tale)
Also in Spanish: Gemela Maldad
A romantic novella, where the reader can choose between three endings: Click Me Happy!
Also in Spanish:
‘Escaping Psychiatry’ collection of three novellas (psychological thriller)
‘Una vez psiquiatra…’ (Psychological thriller)
‘Family, lust and cameras’ (a psychological thriller novella)
and ‘Familia, lujuria y cámaras’
‘I Love Your Cupcakes’ (A sweet romance) y
‘I Love Your Cupcakes’ (Me encantan tus cupcakes)
‘Escaping Psychiatry’ is also available on audio:
Check my webpage:
http://www.OlgaNM.com for contact details and other things!
And my blog:
Here is an extract from her Amazon Author’s page.
Olga Núñez Miret is from Barcelona but has lived in the UK for over 20 years.
She is a doctor and until recently her day job was as a Forensic Psychiatrist (not exactly like the profilers in the movies, or anything to do with CSI either), although she’s decided to try and dedicate more time to her own books and to translating other writers’ books (English/Spanish, Spanish/English). She has also completed a degree in American Literature at the University of Sussex (including a year abroad at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts) and a a PhD on the Films of David Mamet. She was also teaching assistant whilst completing the PhD, mostly on Film courses.
Always a learner, she has recently finished a Distance Learning MSc on Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Leicester.
Olga has loved reading and writing since she was a child. Her father always says that even before she could read she’d always ask what any signs or writing meant. She has written a variety of things over the years: short stories (some now disappeared), novels, novellas and plays, in English, Spanish and Catalan. Some have been edited into the trash bin, but a few are still available and sitting quietly waiting for their moment in the sun. (Or an e-reader, most likely). Due to the many distractions (studies and jobs) she has never fully dedicated herself to the business of writing, but after a minor health scare she decided that there is no time like now. Carpe diem!
Her main love is fiction; she has written in a variety of genres (crime, family saga, para-normal, science-fiction…) and she is currently working on a series for young adults.
Apart from reading and writing, she loves the cinema, the theater (modern, classic, musicals…), fitness classes (and more recently also yoga), walking, crochet, and owls.
Her main aim is not to be boring and to entertain.
P.S. I notice she likes owls. I know Viv Drewa also likes owls. Come to think of it I must do a piece on her in the near future because Viv, like Olga, is very generous with her time to promote other authors. Vist Viv Drewa Facebook author’s page
PPS. I notice Olga hasn’t had time to update her Gravatar and Author’s page as she won the 2014 nanowrimo competition recently.