Psychologist turned author
Paul Martin Midden is a retired psychologist who has published five previous novels.
Paul’s writing has been well-received. His first novel, Absolution (2007), was about a priest torn between his public vows and his personal needs and desires was describe as “. . . superbly crafted.” It was followed by Toxin (2009), a political thriller, which was described as “. . . a fantastic and intriguing volume.”
In 2011, One Voice Too Many, was released. This psychological thriller plumbed the depths of a well-meaning but wounded man’s soul. “A very much recommended read.”
Indivisible (2013) imagines an effort to break-up the United States. It builds on recent tensions in our political conversation. In this novel, divergent home-grown interest groups put aside their differences to attempt the unthinkable: the destruction of the United States. Indivisible has been described as “. . . timely, raw, riveting, and realistic.”
Allegiance, published in 2015, takes up where Indivisible leaves off. As a sequel, it continues the action and brings violent and troubling events to their natural conclusion.
Riley is Paul’s upcoming book. It is an adult novel featuring ordinary, real-life people. Midwest Book Review called this “. . . a work of art.”
Paul practiced clinical psychology for over thirty years. He received his MA and Ph.D. from St. Louis University. While in practice, he worked in multiple intensive settings, including hospitals and residential care centers. In 1992, he founded an independent treatment center that provided broad-based treatment for many psychological and behavioral disorders. Paul’s work in recent years focused on the clinical needs of clergy, particularly Catholic priests and religious, who experienced distress or behavioral challenges.
Paul founded Wittmann Blair, a publishing company which coordinates the publication of his work and oversees the quality of publication.
Paul’s other interests include historic restoration, travel, fitness, and wine tasting. He and his wife Patricia renovated an 1895 Romanesque home designed by Theodore Link in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995, and continue to enjoy urban living.