Where Have I Been!?

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Well well well — it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Hope you haven’t forgotten about me yet, because I’m back!

So what have I been up to? Quite a lot, actually! In these past few months, I left my bookselling job in Oxford to move to Barcelona, where I became a project manager at an international translation company.

Uncharacteristically enough, now I work on the medical devices division, coordinating clinics and labs with translators so that they can promote their products overseas. I’m saving lives, people!!

During my stay in Barcelona I have survived a terrorist attack (my office is really close to where it happened), a controversial referendum, a declaration of independence, and just generally a lot of noise on the streets. Who knew life in Barcelona would be so hectic!

As for my creative side, I’m happy to announce that I’m translating SirenSong into Spanish! Coming to your nearest bookshop earlier than you think 😉

I may also have another announcement to make, but that will come in time…

So how are you all? Did you miss me a lot? 🙂

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The Mythology Conference Is On!

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It’s here!

It has started!

It’s the IV International Conference of Myth Criticism!

Do you like The Lord of the Rings? Do you like Star Wars? Do you like John William Waterhouse? Those were just some of the topics we have talked about today—come on in and I’ll tell you all about it!

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Growing Up as a Fantasy Writer

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Today’s post is a little bit long and personal, but please bear with me. Please…?

I am a fantasy writer. I always have been. Other than short stories, I have never written a single piece that didn’t involve swords and sorcery, heroes and villains, and a bookload of ridiculously epic scenes. Right now I’m juggling three projects, one of which I intend to make public fairly soon, and they are all fantasy.

It would be cliché to say that I haven’t always been like this—and a lie. Because, the truth is, I can’t recall a time when I wasn’t fascinated with the idea of creating new worlds and populating them with people and creatures arising from my imagination.

So how did I become this kind of person? What went wrong!?

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Bookstagram Recap #2

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Good morning, lovely bookaholics! This week was a hectic one, which saw us reaching a few milestones together! It has also been the week that saw me turn 28—it’s only two years more before I start getting my midlife crisis! But all of these did not deter me from posting assiduously on Instagram (you can find me as @miguel_morell). Let’s see what I’ve been up to this week!

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25 Bookish Facts about Me

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Have you ever stopped to think, Who is Miguel? How much do I know about this man? Is there any way in which I could possibly get to know him better? Maybe you wished there was some quick reference post where you could learn more about this fascinating person, some way of reading some facts about the man himself.

Chances are you never did, but you’re getting it all the same!

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On Homecoming

Three years ago, to the day, I left Granada to move to the UK. That is the town I was born in and where I spent all my life. I moved to Edinburgh with a limited budget, with no family and no friends to help make the transition. In those three years, I was never able to come back home.

Until now.

And I’m not here alone. There is a colleague of mine who I always kept pestering about what a wonderful city Granada is. I have told him time and again that Granada is pretty much paradise and that Granadians are the most welcoming people he would ever be likely to meet. I told him that he would never have tastier food or find better weather than he would in Granada.

Crazy thing is… it’s true. The city… the people… the weather and the food… all of it. It’s all true.

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