Olga has a life-long love of writing and language. Her career has included several media appearances, and for five years she was editor of a prize-winning local magazine (c. 3000 subscribers), in which she wrote a regular viewpoint page on local issues and global concerns. For many years Olga has lived in France, where she researched her latest historical work, Vichyssoise, from original French sources. She likes nothing more than meeting people, reading and researching. Her published books with Crooked Cat have centred on two genres: crime (3rd Degree Murder) and war-time history (Lamplight and Vichyssoise), as well as on non-fiction (Pensioners in Paradis). However, she has also written for children and in the humour genre. Still to come: a family saga crossing generations and continents, highlighting the need for more communication between families. She has a B.A. Hons. (Open) in Humanities, specialising in English language and literature. She looks forward to returning to her English roots and attending English book fairs, bookshop signings and literary events.