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Jenni Ogden

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Reading and writing fiction is my passion, along with walking, swimming, reading and sleeping on beaches. Husband John and I live off-grid on spectacular Great Barrier Island, 100 kms off the coast of New Zealand, a perfect place to write, and for grandchildren to spend their holidays. Our winters are spent near a beach in Far North Tropical Queensland. My debut novel, A Drop in the Ocean, won multiple awards and has sold over 80,000 copies. My new novel, The Moon is Missing, will be published on 25th August, 2020. Before I wrote fiction, I was a clinical neuropsychologist, which I also loved (but we move through different stages in our lives; the important thing is always to have a passion) and became well-known for my books featuring my a ...more

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Jenni Ogden If I extend ‘my life’ back to my genealogical past, there are many intriguing mysteries. My earliest ancestors who arrived in New Zealand came on the …moreIf I extend ‘my life’ back to my genealogical past, there are many intriguing mysteries. My earliest ancestors who arrived in New Zealand came on the very first immigrant ship to New Zealand, arriving in 1842. George McKinlay and Fanny Cannon (love that name!) and their six children came to NZ on The Duchess of Argyle from Glasgow (a sixteen week journey), and had more children when they arrived in Auckland (which was very primitive at that time). I have followed them back and been to the house they lived in, in Paisley, Scotland, where they were weavers, and been in the church where they married. However, according to the Census they were not born in Scotland, but in Ireland, possibly Northern Ireland, as they were protestants and there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between Northern Ireland and Scotland as they were so close geographically, and therein lies the mystery. I can find no records of them in Ireland, whether by searching records or by going to Ireland and searching. So many records were lost in Ireland, sadly. Indeed there are many ‘mysteries’ or more accurately ‘stories to be discovered’ in my genealogy, as all of my ancestors emigrated to NZ from the UK between 1842 and 1862, the most ‘recent’ ones to the goldrush in the 1860s. Their courage and ‘fortitude’ and the hard lives they led makes life today seem very easy.(less)
Jenni Ogden Hi Maamoun,
This is a big question and the answer depends on the country you live in and the universities you hope to attend. Generaly you would begin …more
Hi Maamoun,
This is a big question and the answer depends on the country you live in and the universities you hope to attend. Generaly you would begin with a Bachelor degree majoring in psychology and neuroscience (not medicine) , and then postgraduate Psychology degrees (Masters/Honors and PhD or Doctorate) majoring in neuropsychology. Often neuropsychologists also have a clinical psychology qualification as well. I have written a number of blog posts on Psychology Today about becoming a neuropsychologist which may help you. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...) and (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...).(less)
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A Drop in the Ocean

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'A Drop in the Ocean' CHAPTER ONE (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: The first chapter from my novel out May 3rd, 2016
Extract from “Trouble In Mind: Stories From A Neuropsychologist’s Casebook” by Jenni Ogden (OUP, 2012) (Nonfiction)
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Description: The opening pages of Chapter 6, the story of a young man who made the most of his life following a severe head injury, in spite of losing his ability to recognize faces or objects, and losing his memory for his past.
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An interesting plot, well-developed characters, and well told. Yet it didn't quite engage me as it 'should' have; seemed to drag in places. But never-the-less worth read.
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Well what can I say? I wrote it! I am in love with Georgia, Adam, Lara and Finbar, and of course gravelly-voiced jazz and blues singer, Danny. And the settings; well I love them too: London, New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina (drama, drama) and spe ...more
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An easy beach read with an an interesting premise; two half sisters whose father had kept his second family secret from his first, and the sisters later forced to reconcile in order to inherit from their shared grandmother. However, I found the chara ...more
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“May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always at your back May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home And may the hand of a friend always be near. May green be the grass you walk on, May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you. —Traditional Irish Blessing”
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“How wise she was, knowing when to let go, and having the strength and generosity to put the needs of the people she loved above her own.”
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Jenni Ogden Signora wrote: "I look forward to your book updates. I keep adding to my to-read list...just hope I have enough "life" left to read them all!!! Thank you."

And I hope I have enough life left to write them! Thanks for your support!


Signora I look forward to your book updates. I keep adding to my to-read list...just hope I have enough "life" left to read them all!!! Thank you.


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Jane Stewart Thanks for the friend request :-)


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Cindy Jenni, I appreciate your friend request and the giggles you provided me.


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