Dr Jenni Ogden
Jenni Ogden grew up mid-Canterbury, in a home bursting with books and music. Armed with NZ and Australian university degrees and now with four children, she took up a postdoc at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked with H.M., history’s most famous amnesiac.
Returning to an academic position at Auckland University, she immersed herself in clinical psychology and neuropsychology, as well as traveling extensively and writing about her patients’ moving stories in Fractured Minds (OUP, New York, 1996, 2005) and Trouble In Mind: Stories from a Neuropsychologist’s Casebook (OUP, New York, 2012; Scribe, Australia, 2013).
She and husband John now live on Great Barrier Island, with winters spent traveling and at their second home in tropical Far North Queensland. Jenni’s debut novel A Drop in the Ocean, a story about turtles, love and an unthinkable choice, is set on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Shetland (US publisher “She Writes Press”, May 2016). Two other novels wait in the wings.
At home Jenni can usually be found on the beach—always with a book—or with her family, now including five grandchildren. Visit her at www.jenniogden.com and sign up for her monthly e-newsletter, and read her blog at Psychology Today.