Dennis A Nehamen was born and raised in Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology, specializing in forensic and clinical casework. Dennis has served as an expert witness for high-profile legal proceedings and consulted on traumatic situations; he’s also been a guest on numerous media shows. His experience treating patients contributes toward an unusual depth and authenticity in his writing, an adventure into the fictional arena that began almost a decade ago. He’s created screenplays, novels and, along with his son, an award-winning musical. He enjoys the outdoors, hiking and biking in particular, and daily practices Iyengar yoga. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife and their English Cocker Spaniel dog, Henry Higgins; Henry has made cameo appearances in a few of the novels and was named after the cranky yet adorable phonetician of My Fair Lady. Dennis has a grown son … Read More about Dennis A Nehamen
Alas, the day has finally arrived!! Mistaken Enemy is now available worldwide, for purchase on Amazon. You can order the paperback version, or you can read it on Kindle, whatever method you prefer. A few quick things: if you’ve read it, please write a review on the amazon page if you purchase it, please read it, and […]
I created a book trailer for Mistaken Enemy! Like a movie trailer for books, this is a 1 minute visual preview of what you can expect from the novel. It’s just a little something to get everyone intrigued and excited about what’s to come! Send me an email–I’d love to hear what you think!
Ladies! Rouge those lips bright, powder puff the cheeks your favorite color, and draw black lines of mystery to the eyes— you may just knock Marilyn M. off her perch. Gentlemen! May I suggest a blood red tie, white dress shirt and black suit? You’re a power machine, a superhero… or Mr. Clooney. Are all you ready […]
This collection of work is called 97% True, because that’s what it is- a little bit of all the fascinating things I’ve experienced and thought might be of value to others. If these short stories, vignettes and commentaries don’t make you rich in the pocket, they’re guaranteed to make you flush in heart—and if they’re […]
Some of you may know me as Dennis Nehamen, Ph.D., but how many of you know me as a writer? With the help of my team, we put together an author interview for your viewing pleasure. In this video you’ll find out why I never wanted to write a novel, my answer to the hardest […]
Kelsey Opsahl, owner of ‘Kelsey’s Book Corner’ interviewed Dennis in 2014. In the discussion, Kelsey asks Dennis questions about his career in general, and a bit about Mistaken Enemy. Find out what Dennis does to unwind and relax, whether or not he makes his bed in the morning, and if Dennis could be any animal, discover what […]
Some of you may know me as Dennis Nehamen, Ph.D., but how many of you know me as a writer? With the help of my team, we put together an author interview for your viewing pleasure. In this video you’ll find out why I never wanted to write a novel, my answer to the hardest question anyone could ask, and what I believe I do better than writing.
I enjoyed spending time with Zach since he is three-dimensional, highly intelligent, observant, and expresses himself in an interesting and entertaining manner. The plot is enough to keep pages turning and I believe readers will want to read more books featuring Zach. 5 out of 5 on Structure, Organization, and Pacing; Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar; Plot and Story Appeal; Character Appeal and Development; and, Voice and Writing Style.
Readers Digest Book Awards
Readers not usually interested in political thrillers will find Mistaken Enemy uniquely gripping and nearly impossible to put down, from its intriguing introduction to its masterful method of personalizing politics. Mistaken Enemy features the rare ability to juggle a myriad of plots and subplots to become a real winner. It's a standout in the world of either political novels or thrillers, and is highly recommended as a captivating read.
Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Nehamen maintains the thriller's pace through believable dialogue, short paragraphs, chapter-ending cliffhangers and by weaving in relevant background information on the Arab-Israeli conflict...similar to those terrorist-themed TV dramas like 24 or Homeland, the prison torture scenes are especially convincing and lifelike. Zach's snappy narration--"I'm excited! I'm also a damn fool"--enlivens the story...riveting, ripped-from-the headlines suspense novel.