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Olivia Spooner

Olivia Spooner

The Girl From London is Olivia's first historical fiction novel. She is the author of two contemporary novels, A Way Back to Happy and A Bumpy Year. Olivia has completed a number of writing courses, including a Masters in Creative Writing at AUT and has had several short stories published.

Olivia lives with her husband and three children in Auckland, NZ, and runs independent bookstore The Booklover Bookshop in the seaside suburb of Milford. She is the host of the Booklover Banter podcast where she chats with other booksellers, authors, publishers and others working in the book industry.

When not writing, reading, selling, or talking about books, Olivia can usually be found at the beach, exploring the outdoors, or sharing a delicious meal with family and friends.