Dennis Palumbo

Dennis Palumbo

Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter (My Favorite Year; Welcome Back, Kotter, etc.), Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist and author of Writing From the Inside Out (John Wiley & Sons). As a fiction writer, his short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, The Strand, Written By and elsewhere, and are collected in From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press). He's also the author of the acclaimed Daniel Rinaldi series of mysteries. The debut novel was Mirror Image, followed by Fever Dream and Night Terrors. His latest, Phantom Limb, is on sale now. All from Poisoned Pen Press. For more info, please visit


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Hollywood on the Couch

Written by DENNIS PALUMBO, a former Hollywood screenwriter turned licensed psychotherapist, this regular column deals with the psychological issues faced by people in the entertainment industry. Whether addressing creative difficulties or career dilemmas, "Hollywood on the Couch" offers candid, insightful support to those in the Hollywood community---as well as to those who aspire to join it.