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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.

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  1. Your credentials are impressive! I’m sure you’ll make an excellent CELTA-certified teacher.

    1. Thanks for your support, Priscilla. I hope to get more people interested, chatting and reading as well. Have a fabulous week and keep safe. 🙂

  2. Fantastic, Olga. You have had a marvelous academic life. I am not very talented at languages other than English and am in awe of others that are.

    1. Thanks for your support, Robbie. I’m not sure I am very skilled at languages (my accent is very hit-and-miss, and when I try to speak French I sound ridiculous) but I think my ear is not that bad, and I guess being bilingual from the start (we speak Spanish and Catalan here, and my father was from Galicia, in the North-West of Spain, where they speak Gallego, which has strong links to Portuguese) gets the brain used to swapping and changing. Mind you, sometimes I can only remember the right word in the wrong language, but that’s part and parcel of life. I’m in awe of people who can create beautiful (and delicious) things, Robbie. Your cakes and decorations are amazing! Take care and all the best to you and your family!

  3. What a great idea Olga. Good luck with the project.

    1. Thanks for your support, Rosie. I look forward to recommending books to new readers as well. Keep safe and thanks for all your recommendations and your hard work.

  4. I hope this goes well. I watched the video, and you make it very accessible. If I ever hear of anyone wanting to learn Spanish, I will recoomend you of course.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks for your support and encouragement, Pete. My experience from the teaching practice is that it is tricky to teach absolute beginners, but most people already know more than they realise. All the best and keep well.

  5. dgkaye says:

    Loved this, and I think it’s great what you’re doing. Ironically, I have been dying to learn more Spanish, picked up a few books I can’t get into and voila, your video was fantastic with great and easy explanation. I’m subscribed and looking forward. Hugs! <3

    1. Thanks for your support, Debby. I’ll make sure to include plenty of videos on shopping for you! 😉

      1. dgkaye says:

        Yessssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!! Thank you. And please let us know in a post when a new video is up as I subscribe to way too many videos and don’t want to forget <3

        1. Thanks, Debby. I hope I might have time to create another one either later this week or next week. When I do, I’ll add the link to the next programmed post. ♥

          1. dgkaye says:

            Fab! Thanks. <3

          2. 🙂

  6. It’s a great idea to share this as a post, Olga. If I can do well enough, the others — done for Spanish speakers learning English will be a great learning supplement too. It’s great that you’re doing both.
    Also I’m excited that you published “You’re Never Too Old to Be a Prom Queen” — congratulations! I had been watching for a post about it here. I just saw Sally’s post about it. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks for your support, Teagan. Regarding the book, as I have told Sally, it’s only an experiment, because I received one of those Amazon reminders of one of their competitions, and that was the only novel I had even vaguely ready that I hadn’t published with them. They offered to publish the winning novel on one of their own imprints, and my last experience of trying to use KDP to publish a paperback was a disaster, so it was a challenge to try and see if this time I could do it, as that was one of the conditions (yes, I managed, but I won’t advise anybody to buy it, to be honest. If it was up to me I would have priced it much cheaper or wouldn’t have bothered with the paperback). As they said they’d look at the novels submitted, and it did not depend on sales, I thought there was a chance they might like the idea, even if not in the current form.
      As I have said before in this blog, I had no intention of publishing it commercially, and I have not advertised it or talked about it here because once the three mandatory months are over, I will remove it from Amazon and return it to Wattpad for anybody who fancies to read it.
      But I thought there was nothing to lose.
      No congratulations needed, but thanks for your kindness. I’ve reblogged Sally’s post for her kindness as well. I didn’t want to tell people, but I’ve been found out. Oh well. 😉

  7. Congratulations, Olga – that sounds amazing. Wishing you a great deal of success with this new project. Toni x

    1. Thanks for your support, Toni. It takes time to build the resources, but I hope it is useful. Keep well.

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