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Jenni Ogden

Jenni Ogden grew up in a country town in the South Island of New Zealand, in a home bursting with books and music. Armed with NZ and Australian university degrees in zoology and psychology, she took up a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked with H.M., the most famous amnesiac in history, before returning to an academic position at Auckland University. For the next 24 years she immersed herself in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, as well as traveling extensively and writing about her patients' moving stories in two books, "Fractured Minds: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology" and "Trouble In Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist's Casebook". In 2015 she was awarded the Distinguished Career Award by the International Neuropsychological Society. Jenni and her husband now live off-grid on a spectacular island off the coast of NZ, with winters spent traveling and at their second home in tropical Far North Queensland. She now concentrates on writing fiction and her first novel, "A Drop In The Ocean" will be published on May 3rd, 2016. Do visit her author website ( and see what a beautiful island she lives on, and sign up for her monthly e-newsletter for a few amusing insights into whatever is going on in her off-grid island life or her travels, and a review of a book she enjoyed.