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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. Good review! I just finished Journey 5 today. It’s just as good as Journey 4. I’m enjoying Geneviene’s serial novel and looking forward to Journey 6!

    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Priscilla. I have Journey 5 waiting on my Kindle already, and I’m looking forward to it as well. Have a great week!

  2. What a great review, Olga. I haven’t managed to get to Journey 4 yet as I’ve had a backlog of books to read and review. I am hoping to start it this weekend.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I know what you mean. I’m quite behind with my reviews as well. It’s difficult to keep up. I hope to catch up with Journey 5 soon, but there’s always the option of reading two journeys back to back… Have a wonderful week!

      1. That’s a good point about reading 2 back-to-back, Olga. Journey 4 is longer than the others. Although I admit the first one is particularly short. It would be easier on “reader expectations” if I determined a set range for the length of story, but I am “following my nose” to what feels like the right story for each installment. LOL, I’m babbling — I need my other cup of coffee. 🙂

        1. Thanks, Teagan. Following your nose is the right way to go about it, judging by the journeys I’ve read so far, Teagan, and I know this is a project that you’ve been working on for a long time. I must say it’s good to have something to look forward to every month, but I never find them too long, rather the opposite! Enjoy your coffee and have a wonderful week!

    2. Robbie, I’m delighted you are part of the Journeys — no matter when you have time to read. I hope you love the next ones. Take good care of you. Hugs on the wing!

      1. Hi Teagan, it will be this weekend and I am looking forward to it.

  3. Good luck to the lovely Teagan with her new book. Thanks for a great review, Olga.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Enjoy the week!

    2. Many thanks for your friendly comment, Pete. I hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs!

  4. Olga, this review takes my breath away. I’m so glad you are a part of these Journeys. It would be so easy to imagine a new Deae Matres character for you. 🙂 Even 10 years after writing Dead of Winter, all the characters are quite real to me. Each of the Dead Matres embody various qualities that I *wish* I saw in myself. Emlyn has much of the things I grew up with. Boabhan is my sense of loss, as well as the ferocity I feel when pushed far enough into a corner. Tajin is someone I loved and lost when I was around Emlyn’s age. Hallgeir (the hope) and Arlen (the truth) combine to be the hope and reality of a brother-figure who is no longer/was never really with me. The funny thing is — I wasn’t fully aware of any of those things when I was writing it.
    Now, everyone who becomes part of the Journeys, becomes part of my story in a very positive way.
    Thank you for all your support. Hugs on the wing!

  5. Congrats to Teagan for this fabulous review! Thank you for sharing, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Jan. This is a monthly appointment I’m always eager to keep.

  6. Congratulations and Kudos to Teagan – this sounds wonderful and an amazing review, Olga. Toni x

    1. Yes. All of her stories are a wonder of imagination. Take care, Toni.

  7. Resa says:

    Teagan’s imagination is only exceeded by her vivid writing style! Nice review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Resa. You’re absolutely right! Enjoy the rest of the week!

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