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Hi all:
I’m Olga Núñez Miret and I’ve always (maybe not always but for as long as I can remember) loved reading and books. My parents have often told me that even before I could read I would ask them to tell me what anything with writing on it (signs, labels, books…) said. I’m no longer that young but I still can’t resist reading notices, leaflets, ads…And of course books, magazines…

I’ve been writing since I was quite young, from fairy tales to short stories, novels (even a play…or an attempt at a play). I also love theatre (musicals, dramas, comedies…) and film (not tried to write a screenplay yet. There’s always time).

First my studies and later jobs (and further studies) have meant that for most of my life writing had been a hobby rather than something I’d thought of as a full time dedication. I attended a couple of brief courses on writing, I’ve written stuff that has sometimes been edited (or binned) out of existence, and I’ve made a couple of very half-hearted attempts at commercialising my writing.

Many of my short stories are of the ‘what if’ type, although I have tried sci-fiction, humour, even Biblical themes. I have a variety of longer fiction both finished an unfinished (some true novels, others either novellas or collections of stories, too short for a novel, too long for a short-story). Most of the fiction I’ve written up to now has been adult fiction, although I an writing a series (a trilogy, at least that’s the plan) for Young Adults (and a paranormal theme) and I have some stories that also think might fit in that genre. I have even published a novella with a YA/Adult theme.

I am not terribly patient and when I read about e-Publishing I decided to give it a try. The worst that could happen was that people read what I publish and hated it. The most likely outcome was that nobody would read any of my books. But I didn’t want to be left with the doubt.

If you want to know more about me…I’m from Barcelona, Spain, but I’ve lived in the United Kingdom for 20 years. Recently I left my job (I’m a psychiatrist and my last job was working as a forensic psychiatrist, nothing to do with profiling or anything like that) and have decided to explore other options, including dedicating more time to my writing and also, translating, not only my own books but also works by others. I also got a BA in American Literature (University of Sussex, including a year at Mount Holyoke College, yes the one mentioned in Dirty Dancing) and completed a PhD on the films of David Mamet (worth watching if you haven’t), and recently a Distance Learning Masters in Criminology (interesting but not particularly related to profiling either. Just in case you were wondering). Yes, I like to study. I also like trying to keep fit and have tried the gym, following workout videos, walks, yoga. I’m flexible but not very good with balance so…A bit tricky. I like to travel (although I don’t do it as often as I’d like), I go to the cinema and theatre fairly regularly, I go for walks, I read, I write, I crochet, I chat to friends (don’t cook much). Ah yes, and I like owls. I started trying to practice Mindfulness and meditation over a year ago but I still consider it a work in progress. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.
You can find how to get in touch with me in my About Page and  more details on my books in the Books page. And two of my books, the first one in the series, Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters, and Escaping Psychiatry. Beginnings are FREE. You can check the free books page or the books page for links.  My friend Lourdes did the cover and I think is totally gorgeous.

Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters
Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters

As I’m lucky enough to speak Spanish and English (and read and write) fluently I was determined from the beginning to publish my books in both languages. Now that I understand better what it means to self-publish, I know it’s fundamental to reach as wide an audience as possible, and to remain in charge of all facets of the creation and distribution of your books. My vision is that all authors should have access to seeing their books made available to as large an audience as possible, without having to give their rights to others or compromise in quality and overall control.

If you are interested in getting your books or stories translated to Spanish, feel free to contact me through any of the links or leave your details in the page ‘Contact Me’.  From January 2015 my rate is $40  per 1000 words (the price would include book description, reviews, tweets, and a promo post of the finished work once published, not part of the word count). Included in the price there is also a review/correction by an editor I have used for my own books of the finished translation. Rates can be negotiated if we discuss a series of works. And I’m also offering shorter promo pieces too, like translations of biographies, book descriptions, Facebook or other promo posts, Tweets, features, and revisions/corrections of translations by others, at affordable prices. Just ask me and I’ll come up with a quote. (And once you’ve worked with me once, if you’re happy, I’ll always offer a discount).

I have added a page about my translations so you can check examples of some of the books I’ve worked on.

As you’ll see I love to share other people’s books and I read a lot and share reviews of the books I’ve read. And I blog about other things sometimes…. So if you want, come and join me. You’re all very welcome.

 

Comments (48)

  1. Amedar Consulting…

    I will right away clutch your rss feed as I can’t to find your email subscription link or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please let me recognize so that I could subscribe. Thanks….

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks for your interest. Sorry I didn’t reply before but it went into Spam and didn’t think to check there. I don’t have a newsletter yet. I’m considering it but so far haven’t gathered many people in the blog. I’m also technically not very savy and I realise I would need to set up a more complex service than what I have so far. I am considering getting some technical help but due to limited time haven’t got there yet…
      I have a website:
      http://www.OlgaNM.com (that has details of other contacts like facebook, Twitter). I’m also in Linkedin.

  2. I find you to be a very interesting person. I look forward to getting to know you better. You have a great blog.

    1. olganm says:

      Thank you Vashti. I’ve been reading your fragments. Must catch up on more of your writing. I love your illustrations…I have guest authors as you’ve probably seen. I’d be happy to have you as a guest in the future if you’re interested….

    1. olganm says:

      Thank you. Gracias Marcela.

  3. Hi Olga, you are a busy lady. Finally found you.
    Cheers
    Laurie.

    1. olganm says:

      Running around everywhere me! Thanks Laurie!

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  5. I just got Escaping Psychiatry for my Nook. I’m looking forward to reading it.

  6. olganm says:

    Thanks Geneviene (I’ve just realised I’ve been misspelling it…). I hope you enjoy it. It’s the first one I’ve tried in Barnes and Noble but I might try with others when I have a chance….:)

  7. Hi Olga, thanks for visiting my blog and mentioning my post on Twitter. I have just bought your book and can’t wait to start reading. ~ Dennis

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks Dennis. It’s very kind of you. I just like to tell stories. I hope it’s not too disappointing. And I love to share people’s content if I find it interesting.

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  9. Hi Olga, thanks for the follow of my humble blog I really appreciate it. Your posts make me smile, you always undersell yourself! You answer a comment here claiming not be technically savvy yet your blog and it’s set up etc is amazing! Just a writer, forensic scientist etc … I for one will aim to create a similar showcase for my work as yours and thank you for the fine example.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much. My method (if there is a method to my madness) is to read and check other people’s work. Sometimes I see something and I think it’s a good idea and try and work out how to do it. There is always help on line although it does not always work (at least for me). People are very generous with their advice if one just asks. It’s also trial and error (scientific method par excellence). As it’s not a matter of life and death, one just tries something and if it doesn’t work, try the next thing. I’m pleased you enjoy my blog. I’m always pleased to find new blogs and share them too and will carry on checking and hope to see what new things you discover!

  10. Hi Olga, Just checking in. Thanks for all the retweets. Although, given your love of owls, should that be re-hoots?

    1. olganm says:

      I’,m sure the owls are ventriloquists or know languages…Thanks Elaine! 😉

  11. wlloydjr says:

    Olga it is awesome to see you have published pieces in different languages. I’m definitely going to check them out. I need a new read anyways. Thanks!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much. I also do translations of other people’s work and I find it helps you get to know a text much better…I don’t stick to a specific genre but I hope you can find something you fancy. 🙂

    1. olganm says:

      Muchas gracias Yorvis. Perdona pero he decidido convertirme en un blog libre de premios por una variedad de razones (aparte de porque tuve una temporada en que no tenía oportunidad de contestar a las invitaciones y encontrar destinatarios que no hubieran recibido ya el premio). Ahora normalmente lo que hago es hacer un post de vez en cuando compartiendo los blogs que más me gustan para darles difusión. Me apunto el tuyo, que es fascinante.

      1. YJRivas says:

        Te comprendo muy bien, es una tarea ardua. De igual manera te agradezco mucho que compartas mi blog así como otros blog que son muy buenos. Un gran abrazo.

  12. olganm says:

    Gracias! 🙂

  13. Thank you for visiting my humble blog and choosing to follow it! I have enjoyed exploring yours and your writing.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much. I’m sure I’ll keep visiting yours too. 🙂

  14. You are soooo talented! Bravo! <3

    1. olganm says:

      Thank you Cindy!

  15. As I continue to expand my know of all thing writing and learning, your tale inspired me this morning. I will seek to study abroad in Europe as a retiree. Thanks Olga, as I follow you and read your stories.

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much. I hope I’ll continue to inspire you and I will also look forward to your posts.

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    1. olganm says:

      Thanks for the mention Ronovan. You’re a hero!

  17. Hello ‘Just Olga,’ so nice to meet you (and thank you for stopping by at my roughwighting blog). You have a fascinating bio. Our similarities? I now live in New England, not that far away from where you went to Mt. Holyoke. I’ve visited London several times and LOVE England. (My last name is from the Isle of Wight.) I have written ‘all kinds of things,’ also, but focus now on novels, some poetry, and the short short flashes I publish weekly on my blog. I’m following you and look forward to reading your posts!.

    1. olganm says:

      It’s amazing how many people I’m coming across that on the surface couldn’t be further from each other but share so much. I’m not sure I’m settle yet with regards to what I write, probably it depends on the gods… I’ll keep visiting and hope to add you on to one of my posts when I can catch up…:)

  18. Hi Olga, you have a very interesting background and so much to share! My daughter studied in Spain and so this caught my eye right away! lovely blog!

    1. olganm says:

      Thanks so much. All bloggers I’ve come across have fascinating backgrounds. Send regards to your daughter and thanks for the visit!

      1. sure please come visit me as well! I lived in Saudi for 16 years and have 9 kids! Would love to see you

        1. olganm says:

          Thanks so much. I went to check your blog yesterday. What amazing experiences! I’ll come back to learn more.

          1. olganm says:

            You welcome!

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