Hi, I’m Olga. I trained in Medicine in Barcelona, Spain, and moved to the UK in 1992 (shortly after the Olympics) with the plan of training in psychiatry. I spent quite a few years working in psychiatry (most recently forensic psychiatry), but on the way, I’ve studied a few other things (American Literature, Criminology). Early in 2014, I left psychiatry as a full-time occupation to explore other avenues, carry on writing and also translate other authors’ books. In Spring 2018, and after spending some itinerant years, I moved out of the UK back to Barcelona. In March 2020 (yes, right in the middle of the Coronavirus crisis) I completed the Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), because it’s never too late to try new things. We shall see what the world has reserved for me.

In this blog I post about things that interest me, random thoughts, advice, I post reviews, I have guests, both alive and classics…

Come along and see!

Hola, soy Olga. Estudié Medicina en Barcelona, España, y vine al Reino Unido en 1992 (poco después de los Juegos Olímpicos) para estudiar y trabajar en psiquiatría. Me dediqué a la psiquiatría (psiquiatra forense unos 10 años) bastante tiempo aunque también estudié otras cosas (Literatura Americana, Criminología). A principios del 2014 dejé la psiquiatría como ocupación a jornada completa para explorar otras posibilidades, aunque sigo escribiendo y también traduzco los libros de otros autores. En la primavera de 2018, depués de pasarme varios años yendo de aquí para allá, vendí mi casa en el Reino Unido y volví a Barcelona. En Marzo del 2020 (sí, justo en plena crisis por el COVID-19) me saqué el certificado para enseñar inglés a extranjeros (CELTA), porque nunca es demasiado tarde para probar cosas nuevas. A ver qué nos depara el destino.

En este blog public sobre cosas que me interesan, ocurrencias, consejos, reseñas, tengo invitados (la mayoría escritores pero…) vivos y clásicos…

Os invito!


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Nos vemos! See you!

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Ah, el contenido de los posts es mío, a menos que diga otra cosa. Y me parece fabuloso que se comparta pero sigue siendo mío! Acordáos de mencionarlo o poner un enlace. Gracias!

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Comments (163)

  1. Thank you so much for the follow. You see, I do not write as often as I would like to but I will do my best. I usually do it in Spanish, once again, I will do my best to post in English.
    Great posting! God Bless!!

    Querida Olga:
    Muchas gracias por el seguimiento. No escribo tan seguido como quisiera pero me encanta hacerlo. ¿Bien o mal? Realmente es lo de menos si sale del corazón y del alma. Por lo menos yo, así lo considero aunque respeto mucho todas las opiniones.
    Me ha gustado lo que escribes y como lo escribes en ambos Idiomas.
    Bueno mi, de ya, apreciada Doctora le dejo un respetuoso y fuerte abrazo.
    Dios les bendiga.

    1. olganm says:

      Muchas gracias. Es difícil encontrar tiempo para todo, y yo también encuentro difícil pasar de un idioma a otro así sin pensar. Y al Catalán includo más difícil, no me atrevo.
      Lo de la calidad de la escritura, creo que aparte de errores serios, es cuestión de gusto. Disfruto los clásicos y la escritura más poética y lírica pero nunca ha sido mi estilo. Tienes razón, lo importante es el sentimiento y las ganas de comunicarse con el mundo.
      Mucha suerte y nos vemos (y leemos) aquí y en Twitter…cuando tengamos tiempo.
      Un fuerte abrazo.
      See you very soon.

    2. Hola Olga, Gracias por tus like`s. Me parece muy interesante tu dilatada experiencia. Es un placer estar en contacto con alguien así.

      1. olganm says:

        Gracias a tí. Siempre es bueno conocer a gente nueva con experiencias diversas.

  2. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
    continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
    others too. Be safe, be fair, be good.

  3. gpcox says:

    Very nice to meet you.

    1. olganm says:

      It’s a pleasure to meet you too. Love what I’ve read of your blog so far. I’ll be sure to carry on visiting.

  4. […] Just Olga, is a forensic psychiatrist, novelist, and blogger.  Her background is just as fascinating as any book. I hope you’ll take a look at her intriguing novels. […]

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Teagan! I gave up on the awards cycle when I got stuck and couldn’t find anybody to pass them on too as everybody was too busy, a few months back. Love!

    1. olganm says:

      Many thanks Christoph for thinking of me. I stopped accepting nominations months ago because I couldn’t find people to pass them on and at the moment I’m going to be moving around a fair bit so trying to sort out things. I’m sending you a message in Facebook in a while about having you as a guest. Many thanks!

  5. Shelley says:

    Am exhausted reading all of your accomplishments. Did you really do all of that? Now me, I’m excited if I get a couple of activities in a day. Drinking red wine is one! 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Shelley. I make firm plans and promptly change them and end up somewhere else doing something else. I can see that you love your trips and have plenty of adventures to tell. I’ll keep up with my visits to your blog. And that’s another activity!

  6. You are one very impressive sister blogger. I was delighted to see you pop up over the cyber horizon to pay my place a visit so I could in return come here to learn about you. Wishing you tons of success with your novels. Paulette p.s. I see we have the very generous and talented Christoph Fischer as friends in common.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Paulette. You’re very kind. I’m a member of ASMSG with Christoph. I will be sure to carry on visiting your blog for news. I hope you can come by and be my guest at some point in the future…

  7. I’m chuffed that you’re now following First Night History – thank you!

  8. olganm says:

    Thanks Sarah. I read your comment in Seuma’s blog and it had completely passed me by. Must try and get there often!

    1. I’m delighted. My problem now is that I can’t tear myself away from searching history blogs to plunder from when I should be doing other things!

  9. olganm says:

    Sometimes true inspiration comes from the moments when we think we’re wasting our time and we should be doing something more constructive. It’s good to sometimes go where our fancy takes us.Or that’s my excuse, anyway! 🙂

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  11. olganm says:

    Thanks Smorgasbord. I don’t formally take part in blog awards as a few months back I got myself into a situation where I couldn’t find anybody who had the time to take part and pass them on, and now instead I do some posts about other blog…Must include you on my next one! Thanks for thinking of me!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Jo, especially for your kind words! I’d been thinking about bringing you as a guest author but you’ve beaten me to the post. (I would still like to have you…) I tend to avoid chain/type of posts but this one sounds interesting and I might take a chance to start talking about the book I’m editing now…
      Many thanks!

      1. Thanks to you Olga! I’d love to be your guest any time. I also like these particular tours – it’s a wonderful way to share what we’re up to with new eyeballs. 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks. I will!

  12. Impresionantă viaţa ta. Eu trăiesc în România. Sunt scriitor. Romanele mele sunt, în fapt, o galerie de destine. Îţi doresc să-ţi împlineşti visul. Prin publicarea primului roman, ai şi făcut un pas. O să urmăresc evenimentele care vor avea loc în viaţa ta de scriitor. Mulţumesc.
    Impressive your life. I am living in Romania. I’m a writer. My novels are, in fact, a the gallery of destinies. Do you want to fulfill your dream. By publishing the the first novel, you have turned a corner. O I track events which will take place in your life as a writer. Thank you!

    1. olganm says:

      Thank you very much Corina. I’m in the UK but from Barcelona. I also keep writing and I’m always happy to meet other writers and share their works. Keep in touch!

      1. I am pleased and honored to know you. I want to know if any of your books have been translated into Romanian. We will certainly keep in touch. Thank you for your message and for their willingness to know and professionally. Success.

  13. olganm says:

    Thanks Corina. I’m afraid my books are only available in English and Spanish (because I translate them myself). Maybe if they become a big success some day…One can but keep dreaming and writing!

    1. olganm says:

      Gracias! Poco a poco! 🙂

  14. Love your Mary and hope that more stories are coming:) Best of luck!

  15. olganm says:

    Thanks Inese. I’m very fond of her too. I have ideas for a few books (hopefully full-sized novels but it depends where inspiration takes me) with her as protagonist, but have two projects that I hope to finish before (one very advanced, the other one will take a bit of time). Although usually my books tend to be written when they think it’s the right time, so one never knows….Love your blog. Might have to ask you for some ideas for covers… (I’m terrible with visual stuff!)

  16. Great to meet you Olga and thank you for visiting my blog. All the best with your writing, it’s a wonderful craft.

    1. olganm says:

      You’re right Jean. And you have a great blog. Thanks to Sally Cronin for sharing it. She always makes great discoveries. I’m always happy to have authors as guests and introduce their work so I’ll keep you in mind.

  17. Ronovan says:

    After reading this and your author page there is only thing I can say is Fascinating!
    Much Admiration

    1. olganm says:

      You´re very kind. I´ll go and visit your page too.

    1. olganm says:

      Muchas gracias! Y para tí!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much!

  18. Hi there Olga,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere, your support is greatly appreciated,
    Have a great weekend 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much for visiting mine. No talent for visuals so I always love to meet talented people on those fields. 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Sarah. You’re a woman of many talents and interests. I’m just trying to catch up…Keep strong and keep inspiring us all. 🙂

  19. Blessings again for these lovely words. 🙂

    1. olganm says:


  20. Olga, love your site and blog. Thanks for “liking” my post on authenticity. It is good to connect with you and learn a bit more about you via your profile here.

    1. olganm says:

      Thank you Sherrey for your comment. I love to meet new bloggers and share illuminating and useful posts. Especially those that make me think. 🙂

  21. Nishi says:

    Thank you very much Olga for the follow and for taking interest in my blog and giving me the opportunity to know you through yours..looking forward to following you..Thank you once again..Nishi.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Nishi. I saw you liked my post and I’m always happy to check the work of other bloggers. Very warm and down to earth content…

  22. You’re an excellent writer, I started to read about your novel and the main characters, the intrigue, the course of action…they’re all fascinating. Thank you so much for following my blog, I’m honored that you read and like my posts. I feel happy and blessed to read your blog and to discover not only a great story, but also the beautiful person behind it.
    Best regards,

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much Carissa. I’m pleased you’ve enjoyed it and love to meet fellow bloggers and discover great content. Also good to meet so many great people. I’ll follow your posts with interest. Best of luck!

  23. Meredith says:

    Hi Olga! Thanks for following my blog. I adding your books to my be read list on Good Reads.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Meredith! I love to discover new blogs and try and keep up with my reading. 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Jo! I’ll have a look (although it might be a while before I get round to anything…I have a few posts programmed and I’m doing NaNoWriMo in November, and I’ve been myself hoping all over the place so I don’t know any longer where my workspace is!)

  24. I just read you comment on my blog about showcasing my book. You can contact me at dizzylorna@hotmail.com to make things easier. Thanks so much!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Lorna. I will!

  25. Hi Olga, I was just going to tell you I’ve nominated you for an award, and then I saw you’re an award free zone. Never mind, the nomination as a very inspiring blogger still stands, and thank you for all your support.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Elaine for thinking of me. You’re one of my inspiring blogs too. I gave up on awards because I didn’t have much time. What I tend to do is share some blogs I’ve discovered every so often instead. As I’m doing the NaNoWriMo next month I’ll do one of those posts soon (and some reblogs).

  26. Usted es una persona hermosa, mucho exito.

    1. olganm says:

      Muchas gracias y feliz fin de semana!

  27. Hi Olga! You’re such an interesting woman. I would love to interview you. 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Vashti. You’re a star! I’m a bit busy with NaNoWriMo this month and usually December is a bit of a funny time (also other things coming up) but how is your agenda looking for the New Year? Don’t worry if it’s not convenient. We can talk some more…And I have you on my ever growing list to feature in my Friday post some time soonish…:)

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks very much. You’re very kind.

        1. olganm says:


  28. Thanks for following Ace News Desk.

    Kindest Regards Ian (Editor in Chief of Ace News Group)

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks very much. Look forward to reading and sharing many of your posts.

  29. thanks olganm for following my blog:)
    I’m also passionate about writing and I hope I’ll learn a lot from you
    I’m glad to meet you:)

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks very much for following me back. I enjoy discovering new blogs and there’s always so much to learn…Be well.

  30. Hi Olga, thanks for following us at Raxa Collective! We look forward to exploring your writing and if you’re on Facebook, hope to see you there 🙂

  31. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. I appreciate it! I look forward to read your blog. Thank you so much.

    1. olganm says:

      A great pleasure. It’s always good to discover new quality blogs and people are very good at sharing interesting content. I’ll keep visiting!

      1. Thank you so much!

  32. olganm says:


  33. Oh being a consummate learner is the elixir of life, isn’t it? Each time I’ve changed direction I’ve found the new path to be so intriguing and delightful. Glad that I found your blog, hope to read more of your insights. The mind of a good writer is fascinating.

    1. olganm says:

      Yes, learning might take different forms, but it keeps us alive. I’m sure I’ll have plenty to learn and think about when reading your blog…Have a good weekend!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much Vera! I’ll send you an e-mail. I’m very happy!

        1. olganm says:

          🙂 And Merry Christmas!

  34. Britta says:

    Thank you for following by blog, Olga! I’m looking forward to reading yours, especially your book reviews since I’m always looking for new books to read. 🙂

  35. roweeee says:

    Hi Olga,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I just came across your post about Oscar Wilde’s fairytales and after reading about the giant, I have ordered a book with 6 of them and am looking forward to reading them myself and sharing them with my kids. Don’t know whether you checked out the section on my blog for Author Talks. LIving in Spain, I don’t know whether you would have come across a cartoonist, poet and legend Michael Leunig. I heard him at the Sydney Writer’s Festival and had the great fortune to catch the lift with him and actually talk with him.
    I also found a great book called: The Rosie Project and the author, Graeme Simsion, very kindly did a dinner locally. I would have traveled to meet him.
    I am very fond and proud of our Australian authors.
    xx Rowena

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Rowena. I’m pleased you enjoyed the post and I’m sure you’ll like the fairy tales (they are wonderful). I’ve lived in the UK for over 20 years although in recent times due to family issues I’ve been spending a fair amount of time in Barcelona, although I’m not familiar with many Australian writers (I studied American Literature so I guess I’m more familiar with American and English authors) but I’ll check the authors you mention. It’s always tricky to try and keep up with all the reading but I can’t resist trying to find new blogs…Have a great New Year.

  36. ShimonZ says:

    I just read your book, ‘Family, lust and Cameras’. I found it a very interesting story.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much Shimon. Somehow I think you’d like ‘The Man Who Never Was’. It takes a somewhat whimsical view of things and has very quirky characters. I had written ‘Family, Lust and Cameras’ years back but finally decided to update it as it seemed quite relevant today. I have a few stories hiding inside drawers that might never see the light of day, but I guess we all do. I love your posts. Such a refreshing and honest view of things.

        1. olganm says:

          Thanks Shimon. I left you a reply there. In real life things don’t tend to be clear cut and sometimes my characters have a tendency to be a little bit less straight forward than they appear at first. I really love some of my characters but not all…

  37. I love that you mostly publish in both Spanish and English. Unfortunately I don’t speak Spanish so I appreciate your efforts. I have just been nominated for the ‘Amazing Blogger Award’ and in turn would like to nominate you for your wonderful blog site. You can get further details from the post I’ll be publishing later this evening. It’s entirely your choice whether you accept this award or not.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Carole. Mine is an award free blog and due to my personal circumstances at the moment I would not have been able to take part but I thank you kindly.

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