'A Drop in the Ocean' wins Gold for Fiction (Large Publisher), Nautilus Awards

Winner in Contemporary Fiction

A DROP IN THE OCEAN wins 2016 GOLD IPPY for Best Fiction, Aust & NZ

Silver in the 2016 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards for Women's Fiction

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Upmarket Women's Fiction
For the general reader and beginning student.
An engaging introductory text of vivid case studies accompanied by clear descriptions of neuropsychological disorders.
Twenty articles & chapters on a range of neuropsychological topics

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Welcome! Kia ora!
I write stories. My NON-FICTION books take their inspiration from my career as a neuropsychologist, and they are written for the general reader with an interest in case studies of people who suffer from neurological disorders, as well as professionals in the field. Ann Hood, the bestselling author of novels The Knitting Circle and The Obituary Writer wrote "Like Oliver Sacks in The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, Jenni Ogden creates characters who come to life like those in our favorite fiction, and shares with us the fascinating peculiarities of their brains."

My debut NOVEL , A Drop In The Ocean, was published in May 2016, by She Writes Press and has gone on to win multiple writing awards. It is a story about love, sea turtles and an unthinkable choice. Of course it draws a little on some of my own experiences, as a turtle tagger—in my youth—on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, and also on the medical (and neurological) issues that become increasingly common as mid-life creeps up on us. Women (40+) who love stories about relationships and mid-life transformation will enjoy it, especially women who appreciate novels that delve into deeper issues—issues that lead us to questions about the sacrifices we must sometimes make if we truly love someone; the hard lesson that love is about letting go. The sort of book that readers' groups like to read and discuss.

So I invite you to look around my website and click on "Newsletter" in the menu to discover more about my monthly e-newsletter. Please do subscribe so I can keep in touch about the small and funny things in life, a review of a book I love, and occasionally an update on a new book of my own.

A DROP IN THE OCEAN is a 4-times winner!
*Gold Award for Best Fiction, Large Publisher, in the Nautilus Book Awards, 2016-2017
*Gold Award for Contemporary Fiction, Sarton Women's Book Awards, 2015-2016
*Gold Award for Best Fiction, Australia and NZ, in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2016
*Silver Award for Women's Fiction in the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards, 2016

Why not give it to a woman in your life? (Partner, daughter, friend, mother or grandmother—if they enjoy bookclub reads or yearn to inhabit an idyllic island, if only for a few hours, this is a book for them!)