Olga Gibbs is a British novelist, a mental health expert who has experience of working with disturbance in adolescents and young people. Using her Masters in Creative Writing, she explores taboo topics such as borderline personality and social effective disorder, effects of abuse and insecure attachment in young people and the inner world which is so rarely spoken about. Olga Gibbs is also a creative writing coach and mentor.
I was born in USSR into a family of renowned bio-scientist and a middle level manager. At the age of fifteen I was a guest columnist in a local newspaper, having a weekly column for teens, and have started my foundation study for degree in Literature and Creative writing at the local University, when following the collapse of USSR, I have moved to Saint-Petersburg (Russia). There I worked and completed my BA in Social Enterprise Management, before later moving to UK. In UK, I have completed a Business Degree in University of Chichester, raised my family, and after a fruitful career in Finance, I’ve returned to my love of writing. Now, I write my story and working for a local charity, providing outreach work to girls, facing a number of challenges, from domestic abuse, substance abuse, involvement in gang activity etc. When I write socially-resonating stories, I write from experience.
Olga Gibbs is an award-winning writer, who has earned two Undergraduate degrees “Management of Social Enterprise” from Saint-Petersburg University (Russia) and “Business Management” from Chichester University (UK), and is now studying for her Masters in Creative Writing. She speaks and writes freely in Russian and English.