Author: Olga Stringfellow
Olga Stringfellow was a New Zealand journalist and author of romantic and historical fiction.
Stringfellow was born in Dunedin as Olga Elsa Brown on 4 June 1923. She was educated at the Otago Girls' High School in Dunedin, and the Elam School of Fine Arts.
In 1943 she was married (later divorced) and moved to the United Kingdom in 1949. After a time in journalism, with the Modern Woman and The Sketch, and as a columnist for the Scottish Daily Express, she became an author. Her published works include the historical novels Mary Bravender (1960), set at the time of the New Zealand Wars, and A Gift for the Sultan (1962), based on the true account of a Scottish woman captured by pirates, sold into slavery, and eventually becoming a wife of the Sultan of Morocco.
Stringfellow was a recognised touch healer. She counted Middle Eastern princes and New York millionaires amongst her patients.
During the 1970's she lived returned to New Zealand, living on Auckland's North Shore.