Monday, March 8, 2010

Idaho Author, Terry Rich Hartley, Returns To Fiction Writing

Dr. Terry Rich Hartley is a former research psychologist, psychology professor, and journalist who has recently returned to his first love of fiction writing.

In the early 1980's he sold seven science fiction stories and worked as a writer and copy editor for the Twin Falls, Idaho, Times-News. He then went to The Glens Falls, New York, Post-Star, where he earned two first-place awards for his satirical column and a third one for business/finance editing by the New York State Associated Press Association.

Among Hartley's academic achievements are a bachelor's degree in psychology from Skidmore College, a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a postdoctoral fellowship in biological psychology from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.

In the 1990s Hartley was a research psychologist at the Behavioral Sciences Labs in Oklahoma City and, from 2000-2005, an adjunct assistant professor in the Boise State University Dept. of Psychology.

He's an avid outdoorsman who currently lives in Idaho's Hagerman Valley along the Snake River with his wife and their Labrador retriever.

"Paranoia on River Road" is a 1-hour audio story read by Sean Pratt that tells the story of when a dispatcher sends Deputy Sheriff Lita Echeveria to a ghoulish burial site. A professor isolates himself in Mystic Canyon after apparently going mad. A wealthy retired farmer lives in denial of child abuse. A mysterious blonde girl and a dog point the way to criminal evidence before disappearing. The interaction of these characters cracks the boundaries of normal/abnormal psychology and criminal justice/cosmic punishment. Hartley's psychological knowledge and experience is infused in the storyline and makes it a compelling account that captures the listener's attention to the very end.

The audio recording is performed by Sean Pratt who has recorded more than 500 books in almost every genre and is a six time winner of AudioFile Magazine's, Earphones Award and two time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.

"Paranoia on River Road", released Feb. 7, 2010. The story is available on CD for $5.49 and MP3 download for $4.99 at Electronic copies can be purchased at various eBook locations on the web and are listed at the Mind Wings Audio website.

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