Psychologist turned author
Paul Martin Midden started writing about ten years ago on something of a whim. He had been in practice for several decades as a clinical psychologist, and had an itch to do something else. So after reading Ann Lemott’s delightful book, Bird by Bird, he took to his keyboard to execute her suggestion of five hundred ‘shitty’ words a day. Four months later, he had produced a hundred thousand word novel.
That book, Absolution, was well-received. It was followed the next year by Toxin, his first political thriller. A few years after that he published One Voice Too Many, a psychological thriller about a well-meaning but wounded soul whose heart wanted more than his mind was able to give him.
In 2012, Paul returned to the political thriller genre with the publication of Indivisible, a book which TheBig Thrill.org called “. . . a frightening convergence of passion, greed, lust for power and control in this gripping, all-too-real page turner.” Nothing short of the survival of the United States is at stake in this novel, which imagines one possible outcome of current tensions in the country.
Last year, a sequel to Indivisible, entitled Allegiance, was published. It completes the story of how present day tensions in the United States could turn out. Paul hopes that it will serve as a wake-up call for us to heal our differences and move forward together.
In the meantime, Paul has retired from clinical practice and looks forward to producing more entertaining tales.