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OlgaNunez

I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I’m a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I’m a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I’ve always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often.
I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links.
My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (16)

  1. I loved the author read of the first chapter. Great idea.

    1. Thanks, JP. Yes, she seems very in touch with her readers and what they’re looking for.

  2. Comparison with Powell’s film ‘Peeping Tom’ caught my attention. That’s one of my favourite British films of the 1960s.
    I am sure this will attract a following, and wish Krystal success with her new book.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. It’s a fabulous film, indeed. I remember watching it many years back in Spain. A disturbing film. What I was talking about (now that nobody is listening) was the scenes where Powell played the father of the protagonist and his experiments.

  3. Sounds like a fascinating book….thank you, Olga. Hoping all is well in your life …Janet:)x

    1. Thanks, Janet. I’m coming back in October for a bit but must be back to sort out paperwork and appointments. Trying to juggle quite a few balls. I hope you’re well too. 🙂

  4. I have to confess that the story sounds like my worst nightmare and having recently gone through a situation where I thought I was going doolally, I’m not sure I could cope with it at the moment! It sounds very interesting, though. Thanks, Olga.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Sarah. I’m sorry you’ve had such hard time and pleased, to see that you’re feeling better. If it’s any consolation, most people who are truly psychotic never think they are unwell at all. When they realise they might have been unwell (if they ever do) they tend to be on the way to recovery. I must admit when reading about the treatment she was being subject to, perhaps (as we don’t know what’s real and what’s not), I found it difficult, but I’m used to psychiatrists being portrayed as dubious characters. Do take lots of care and thanks for the comment.

  5. Oooo it sounds creepy cool. Thanks for describing your reaction to the story. By doing that you help me find a balance when a book is “difficult” in one way or another. Good luck to Krystal. Huge hugs.

    1. OlgaNunez says:

      Thanks, Teagan. I think in part, in my case, it was because it was set in a psychiatric hospital, although the style of the storytelling is very effective, for sure. Big hugs to you too.

  6. Thank you for such a wonderful review of Asleep. I love how well you understood the story, and it’s every author’s dream to hear about writing being beautiful. There may have been a few tears in my eyes when reading that. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Krystal for sharing such a wonderful book. It will keep me thinking for a long time. I wish you all success with your writing and I’ll be more than happy to share future books. 🙂

  7. I’m surprised (given the review and creepy nature of the story) that this is YA. But I guess kids today can probably handle more than I can! 😉

    1. Thanks, Lorna. If you think about it, quite a few of the traditional fairy tales are quite gruesome, although we’re used to adulterated versions. This one veers towards horror, but although there are some violent events, it’s more the psychological aspect that’s scary. I must confess to reading all kinds of things when I was young and watching horror movies even then…I’ve read far more explicit addressed to the same market, and far less well written, that’s for sure. Have a lovely weekend.

  8. Hi Olga! Wow! I’m actually excited about this book. Like you, I love fairytales too. The cover for this book is so creative––I love it. Thanks for the awesome review. 😀 xx

    1. Thanks, Vashti. I must admit that although I don’t normally get books because of the cover, this one caught my attention and when I read what it was about I knew I had to read it. I hope you enjoy it!

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