About the Author
Hartley started her writing career as a lyricist, penning tunes for Tears For Fears, The Goo Goo Dolls, Carlos Santana, Daphne Rubin Vega, Morcheeba and Patricia Kaas. Her lyrics inspired the writers of the HBO series, The Sopranos, to create an entire show revolving around her song, "Nobody Loves Me But You". Episode #11, "A Hit is a Hit", refers to Ms. Hartley's song as "the hit" which drives the plot.
Her writing credits include essays for AOL's ParentDish magazine, where her controversial articles have each been featured on the AOL Welcome Screen. She received over one million hits in one day, on her autobiographical essay, "Rocky Horror 'Glee' Episode a Time Warp for Original Floor-Show Frank". Her work can also be found in Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, MyDaily and SEED.
She attended Parsons The New School of Design, where she studied Illustration and Fine Art, and New Media at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.
Angels and Echoes is her first novel.
She lives with her daughter and two cats, in South Florida.