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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 (32)

  1. Aw, it sounds like a sweet, chick-lit story.

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Priscilla. It has its not-so-light moments, and the protagonists are older than usual, but I think you’re right. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  2. Yup, people are always telling me I can’t do one thing or another. It usually proves motivating. 🙂

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      It sure does! Thanks, Ichabod and have a fabulous 2020!

  3. What a wonderful gift, Olga. I’ve been told “You’ll never write a book, because you’re dyslexic” as well as “You’ll never be a policeman, because you’re too short.” It’s best not to listen to those who try and dull your sparkle.
    I’d be delighted to hear the results of your experience with Wattpad. Over two years ago, I published the first chapter of a book on there and had forgotten all about it until I read your post. I may just go back and revisit it (if I can remember my login details).
    Happy New Year.

    1. Thanks very much, Hugh. I know what you mean all too well. It’s best to take such comments as a challenge, but not everybody is confident enough to do so, and it is a shame that some people don’t realise (or don’t care) the damage they can cause. I don’t think this story fits in well with the type of narratives that do well in Wattpad, but I thought I’d give it another go. I have published stories there in the past, but nothing recent, but as you’ll probably see, so far not many people had looked at it (but I haven’t done much to promote it either).
      Happy New Year and all the best.

  4. Good luck with this, Olga.
    (The link won’t work for me.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I wonder if it is because I’ve accessed it through my own account. This is the link I got when I tried to share on Twitter:
      Thanks for letting me know. I don’t think it is your type of story, but thanks for the support, as always, my friend.
      All the best.

      1. That’s a better link, Olga. 🙂

        1. Great news! Thanks, Pete! I’ve also changed the one on my Spanish post because I think it wouldn’t work either. Enjoy the rest of the week!

  5. Congrats on the new story, Olga- it sounds wonderful!

    1. Thanks, Jacquie. It was just a bit of fun. Have a great new year.

  6. Hi Olga. I relate to this concept. And I’m glad you made the heroine older. The high school I attended did not have proms, and I never got to attend one. Plus. I’ve been told many times that I’m too (you name it, including old) to do whatever. I can’t wait to read more of this story. Thanks so much for sharing it. Happy New Year — happy new decade!

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Teagan! I never had a prom either and I also have the feeling sometimes that I’ve missed on quite a few things others have done. So it was an idea that had appeal for me, and it seems quite a few others as well. Happy new decade and congratulations on your new book!

  7. dgkaye says:

    This sounds wonderful Olga. Publish it! 🙂 I’ll have a look but really don’t have time to read on Wattpad, easier on my Kindle. <3

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Debby. Not interested in publishing it and having to go through the expenses of a professional cover and a professional edit as I’ve never made the money back for any of my books. I could create a Kindle version for you but I know you have a looooong reading list, so don’t worry. Enjoy the rest of the week. <3

      1. dgkaye says:

        I wouldn’t want to put you out. I read 2 part on Wattpad, which I used to partake in, but have no time and literally forgot about it. I do like the story and style so far, so I will see if I can drop by again. <3 Yes. Happy almost weekend! <3

        1. olganm says:

          Not at all, Debby. It’s easy using Calibre (it’s a free programme). The results are not always perfect, but they create a reasonable file in most cases. I’ll send you a copy once I have it ready. Thanks for taking an interest! 🙂

          1. dgkaye says:

            My pleasure and thanks Olga. And yes, I use Calibre, lol duh me! I’ve converted lots over to mobi with it. Thanks again. <3

          2. Fabulous! It’s a useful tool, for sure. I’ve sent it to you. Enjoy the weekend!

          3. dgkaye says:

            Oh fab Olga! Thanks so much. <3

          4. Let me know if you haven’t received it. I sent it to your gmail address. 🙂

          5. dgkaye says:

            Thanks! I saw it in there awhle ago. I’ll be reading my 100’s of emails soon, lol. xx

          6. Oh, dear! Every so often, I manage to “accidentally” delete all my old emails. After a few moments of panic, it feels quite liberating. Enjoy the weekend!

          7. dgkaye says:

            No deletions and I loaded it safe and sound. Thanks again Olga and Happy weekend! 🙂 x

  8. I like this idea, Olga, and I like the unusual. I will try to download from this unknown [to me] place. I don’t always have success with sites other than Amazon.

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Robbie. Amazon is a well known place, a Canadian site that allows people to share stories with the world, for free, read other people’s stories, comment, like… But it is not a place where you can download something. It’s a platform and you have to go there to read the content, which is usually shared as chapters… A bit like the content on a blog. It’s very popular with young people. Famously, Margaret Atwood uses it. I produced a Kindle copy for Debby, so if you find it tiresome, let me know and I can send it to you as well in that format. Enjoy the rest of the week!

    1. Thanks, Sally. I don’t intend to stop writing, but publishing commercially doesn’t seem the right option for me at the moment. And although I didn’t do it that way, if writers use it to share a work in progress, they might get feedback as they work, that might be an interesting option depending on the nature of the writing. Enjoy the weekend!

      1. I agree with you Olga, and a great idea to get feedback as you say.. I think the book sounds great especially with the older protagonist .. I see there have been 50 reads already.. xxx

        1. Thanks, Sally. Yes, I enjoy stories with older protagonists, and I had fun writing it, that’s for sure. Enjoy the weekend!

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