by Wendy Hershey

"Prologue to Insanity"

Allow me to invite you to preview my first psychological thriller, "Prologue to Insanity." The main character, Julia Spires, is a well-respected psychiatrist living in the beautiful coastal area of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. She begins to have haunting memories of her past which start to slowly erode her mind. She tries to deny her own mental fragility, and gradually becomes desperate to survive and not lose her own sanity. The unexpected ending is designed to shock the reader by delving into the world of mental illness, and its sometimes hopelessness.


This is your invitation to view my new website!

Hello eveyone!
I would like to invite you to visit my new website featuring “Prologue to Insanity.” As a special gift to all of my readers, I have included my most recent selection of poetry and short stories for your reading pleasure. You will be able to view my reader reviews, leave comments, read my autobiography and sign up for my “News Club.”

Visit now…

I hope you enjoy these great reads that will surely soothe your soul, bring a tear to your eye, but always leave a smile in your heart.

Wendy Hershey


Book Cover

…he waits silently for Julia,

this man from the sea.

Prologue to Insanity  cover 3

Thanks to Everyone!

I  want to thank all of my readers who were so kind to send me so many encouraging emails on the writing of “Prologue to Insanity.” I do appreciate your kind words!

A special thank you to my collegues in the medical profession.  We understand firsthand the personal devastation of our patients who suffer with chronic mental illness.  We do our best to care for many who are unreachable, and for those who feel hopelessness.

Mental illness is a world in which many on the outside cannot comprehend, or have the patience to tolerate.

My main character Julia Spires is an outstanding psychiatrist within the medical arena, but personally suffers with an intractable mental illness.   She is mentally tangled in a world that appears real to her, and also to the reader. At times, the reader will find it difficult to disquinish between reality and fantasy within the novel’s pages.

You are invited to be one of the first readers of “Prologue to Insanity” in 2013.

See you then!

Hello everyone!

Just a short note to let you know that my new book is just bustling along with progress! My main character, Dr. Julia Spires, has kept me very busy with her psychological escapades.  I have discovered in writing this book, that delving  into the abnormal mind can be much more intense reading than a physical venture.  The human mind is limitless, as opposed to the body in which it lives.

So, readers!  Get yourself ready for an exhilarating psychological adventure in “Prologue to Insanity.”   I hope to complete this novel in 2013.

Waiting to Hear from You!

Hello Readers!

Please feel free to contact me with your comments or suggestions.   

I’ll respond to you within 24 hrs!

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Thank you!



My Mind Drifts East to Narrangansett

My mind continually drifts across this vast country to  the beautiful coastal area of Narrangansett Bay, Rhode Island.  In my mind, I visualize the rocky shoreline with its relentless waves rolling onto the beach.  There are many free-spirited seagulls hovering near the water’s edge as a slight breeze blows them gently about in the blue sky. I recognize a tall, slender woman walking barefooted on the sandy beach between the rocks. She never takes her eyes off of the horizon that suspends itself gracefully over the waters of the bay.

She is searching….

for the man from the sea.

I have never been to Narrangansett Bay, Rhode Island, but I know she is there.

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