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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 (59)

  1. That’s interesting about Jung’s Red Notebook and how it ended up in Ms Geneviene’s new book.

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. Teagan’s research into the era where her novels and blog serials are set is legendary, and psychoanalysis and psychology was all the rage in the period, so it is fitting, although how she manages to pull such a mix of elements and create a novel has always been a wonder to me. She’s a magician! Have a lovely week and keep safe, Priscilla.

      1. You’re so kind, Olga. I guess it comes from my “weirdly wired” brain.

    2. Hi Priscilla. The notebook was one of the “things” when the story was a serial. It took a moment for me to figure out how to use it. But of course, Valentino got around. LOL. Thanks for coming to Olga’s party. You’re the oyster’s earrings!

  2. I love how Teagan uses ‘real world things’ garnered from her readers as inspiration for her stories. A smart way to hook us and create entertainment at the same time!

    1. You’re absolutely right. I always try to contribute some object or ingredient to her serials, and sometimes I already find it difficult to come up with something suited to the era, I can’t imagine how challenging it has to be to actually weave it into the story, but it does get her imagination going, and often times it sends the adventure in totally unexpected directions. Have a lovely and safe week, Jacquie.

      1. Haha. It definitely keeps me on my toes, Olga. 😀

    2. I’m delighted that you enjoy it, Jacquie. It always works better for me when the “things” come from someone else, rather than me just choosing my own. Thanks for visiting this party. You’re the cat’s meow!

  3. Teagan is so inventive, and her style is infectious too. Great news about her new book, I hope it goes down a storm!
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know you’re a fan. I’m sure it will do well, and it’s already on my list. Keep well!

    2. Thank you kindly, Pete. I’m happy you made it to Olga’s party. You’re the bee’s knees!

  4. Good… afternoon for you, but morning for me, Olga! What a brilliant start to my day — and champagne & cake for breakfast. Lulu would certainly approve. (Truth is, I have a bagel and low-acid coffee. LOL)
    Your introduction leaves me blushing. ^^’ I enjoyed what you added about the Red Notebook. Thanks so very much for being a spectacular part of this launch. I’m sharing everywhere, FB, LinkedIn, BeBee, Twitter. I’m still trying to see if there is a way to re-press it through WP. Time to mingle first though. It looks like the angel-bots have taken to the dancefloor. Let’s all cut a rug! You’re the cat’s pajamas!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. You’re a star. And I’m sure champagne and cake go well with everything. Yes, I’m sure Lulu and all her friends would approve. Ease into it slowly. We’ll keep the party going! ♥

  5. Thanks for hosting Teagan, Olga. I love her blog and books.

    1. I know! I’ve admired your photographs and your collaborations often. You are an unending source of inspiration for her. Enjoy the rest of the week.

    2. Hey Dan. Thanks for supporting the tour. I hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

  6. How nice to see Teagan here with this terrific post, Olga. I really enjoyed this book, one of my favourites of hers.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, I read and included your review. I can’t really choose between all her stories, although Lulu is a fun character. Enjoy the rest of the week and stay safe!

    2. Thank you kindly, Robbie — and thanks again for hosting me! I’m happy you could come to Olga’s party. You’re the caterpillar’s kimono!

  7. Teagan, you’re brilliant to weave the Real World Things into your historical novels. Great pick of Jung’s Red Notebook, Olga. Thank you for hosting Teagan’s book launch. The cake is delicious!

    1. I totally agree with your comment, Miriam. I don’t know how you ended up on my spam folder, but thankfully I saw your comment. Everything is better with a bit of cake. Thanks for joining the party, have fun, and take care. ♥

      1. No worries, Olga. You reminded me to check the spam folder. I don’t check it regularly so I felt bad when found some comments sitting there for a long time.

        1. It always happens, Miriam. Sometimes I get notifications or I see them at the top of my screen, but that doesn’t always work. I’m sure everybody will understand. It’s the nature of blogs. Take care. 🙂

    2. Miriam, that is indeed a yummy cake! Olga is a gem for hosting me — and so are you! Heartfelt thanks to you both. Have a wonderful rest of the week. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

      1. Don’t we love this community when we’re here for each other! My pleasure for hosting you, Teagan!

  8. GP Cox says:

    Thank you for helping our friend, Teagan.

    1. Hi GP, I’m so glad you came to this party! I love to introduce my friends to one another. Olga and I got acquainted early in my blogging adventures. Our friendship goes all the way back to the serial version of A Ghost in the Kitchen in 2014… maybe before that. Have a wonderful week. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

    2. Teagan is also part of my blogging family, and a favourite author of mine. Thanks for joining the party! ♥

  9. Resa says:

    This post is a treat!
    Teagan’s book sounds fab.

    1. I recommend it, Resa. Well, this and all the rest. Her books and her blogs are a must-read. Never a moment’s boredom in her universe. Enjoy the rest of the week!

      1. Haha. Sometimes I wish my story-spinning brain would slow down. At least long enough for me to write one at a time. 🙂 Happy hump day, my friend.

        1. Better too many than too few. Thanks for the opportunity, Teagan, and you know you can count on me for all your launches. ♥

      2. Resa says:

        Agree! Teagan is busy in her cat’s pyjamas! You have a great rest of the week, too!

        1. 🙂

    2. Hi Resa. Many thanks for visiting here with Olga, Lulu, and me. Happy hump day. Hugs on the wing!

      1. Resa says:

        Back at ya! {{{hugs}}}

  10. Teagan is so creative! Thanks for hosting her today, Olga. She’s the best!

    1. She is, Jill. I read a lot of books in different genres and I’m quite good at guessing what will happen next, but with Teagan’s books, I never know what’s going to happen. Keep safe and enjoy the rest of the week.

      1. Olga, that is about the highest praise I could get. Thanks for making my Monday. Hugs!

        1. olganm says:

          😉 It’s true! Mystery writers have nothing on you!

    2. Hi Jill. I’m sorry I missed you last week. Not sure how I managed that, but heartfelt thanks for all your support. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

  11. Great review Olga, and the champagne goes well with Lulu’s character. I wished she was real, I would have liked to go around with her. Congratulations to Teagan, I wish her much success.

    1. Thanks, Valentina. Sorry you didn’t see your first comment straight away. It’s the setting of the blog. I agree. I’m sure Lulu would enjoy this party. Well, I think she’d enjoy any party! She’s such a bubbly character that champagne suits her well. Enjoy the week and keep well.

      1. Sorry for the duplicate message, Olga, you can delete one, I wan’t sure it was posted the first time. Enjoy the rest of the week.

        1. Thank you. Done! Keep well!

    2. Hi Valentina. Thanks so much for visiting here, and for hosting me at your place! I seem to feel happier when I’m working on something for Lulu. Too bad I can’t bottle her. 😉 You’re the bee’s knees!

      1. I would like to meet a person like Lulu. You should bottle and sell her as a “pick you up” ah, ah, ah. I love to have you on my blog

  12. “True magician” is a perfect description of Teagan, Olga. The way she combines a scrap of an idea with random suggestions from readers is nothing short of magic. Congrats to Teagan on the new release, and thanks for hosting!

    1. I’m still blushing from that description. That’s one of the nicest things anyone could possibly say to me. Teri, I’m delighted to see you here. I’m looking forward to bringing Lulu to visit your Bad Moon Rising festival later this month. You’re the cat’s meow!

    2. Thanks, Teri. It was great fun and thanks for all the great offerings in the Bad Moon Rising Festival. ♥

  13. Thanks, Valentina. LOL, I can just imagine going somewhere — anywhere with you and Lulu. What a great time we’d have! Hugs on the wing!

    1. I can picture the fun, Teagan. Enjoy the rest of the week.

  14. Well Hello to Teagan. I’m a day late to this one. You got a good “thing,” Olga. How interesting that Jung’s book wasn’t public until 2009. I’ll bet it’s fascinating. Thanks for being part of the tour. Teagan deserves tons of support for just being who she is. Happy Reading.

    1. Thanks, Diana. I totally agree. Take care. ♥

    2. You’re so kind, Diana. Thanks for visiting Olga’s party. I’m having a terrific time at your place too. You’re the cat’s pajamas!

  15. What a wonderful review, Olga – Teagan’s book sounds like a rollicking adventure. Toni x

    1. It is, Toni. Her imagination knows no bounds. Have a great weekend!

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