Marielba Cancel Olmo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in the town of Río Piedras. She has taught English, Science and Spanish, and has worked as writer and translator. She lived in England for three years while pursuing a PhD in English Literature, where she received an ORS (Overseas Research Student Award), and then moved to Barcelona for a year. She returned to Puerto Rico in 1999, where she currently resides. She has written many poems and short stories for several publications. The World Within (2011) is her first novel. The book has won three Honorable Mentions: the Green Book Festival in San Francisco (May 2012), the Halloween Book Festival (October 2012), and the New England Book Festival (December 2012). Philomena Sparks and The Curse of the Big Ben is her second novel. It won a Honorable Mention at the London Book Festival (2013) and a Runner-Up place in the Sci-Fi / Fantasy category at the Sharp Writ Book Awards (2013).
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The World Within
- Green Book Festival - Honorable Mention (2012)
- Halloween Book Festival - Honorable Mention, Fantasy (2012)
- New England Book Festival - Honorable Mention, Regional Literature (2012)
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- The Snow Globes
on Nov. 22, 2011
I love Snow Globes, but now I think I'll be a bit apprehensive towards them!
- story behind story: Blackout
on Nov. 23, 2011
Nicely done! I like the way the speaker carries you through his thoughts.
- Midas Crackenberry's Cat
on Nov. 26, 2011
My attention was drawn when I read the title, since I am a cat lover and happen to own 3, all rescued. I hated Crackenberry, but thank goodness kitties have the ability to bring out the best in people, even out of old grouches...
on Nov. 28, 2011
So many questions! :-)
Quite interesting and different.
- Guided Visualization
on Nov. 30, 2011
I may have to print it to write in the blanks.
By the way, something's wrong with the online reading, a black square pops up, thus making reading a bit difficult.
- Law of Attractions: Affirmations
on Nov. 30, 2011
Awesome, a must read!
- Winter Haiku
on Dec. 09, 2011
Nice! I have relatives in Oregon, so I can imagine what it's like...