PUENTES
2:13 pm
Sat May 24, 2014

A Good Bus Ride Read

Joe Conway, author of Greyhound Therapy.
Joe Conway, author of Greyhound Therapy.
"Greyhound Therapy" by J.R. "Joe" Conway
"Greyhound Therapy" by J.R. "Joe" Conway

  May 24, 2014 – Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Business Consultant and fiction writer,  J. R. “Joe” Conway, to tell us about his first book, “Greyhound Therapy,” as he says, “a good bus ride read.” His world premier book launch, signing and reception of “Greyhound Therapy” will be held on Saturday, May 31st from 3 to 5 p.m. at Casa Camino Real, home of the Border Book Festival (BBF), 314 South Tornillo Street in Las Cruces.

According to Conway, many state psychiatric hospitals are overcrowded and just give patients a sack lunch and a one-way bus ticket out of town. Staff psychologists sometimes called the decision to relieve overcrowding with a one-way bus ticket: “Greyhound therapy.”

Conway was born in Washington, D.C. and raised on a Maryland farm, at age 18 he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving multiple tours as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam era; and has lived in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. He is currently a business consultant and the Manager of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at El Paso Community College, helping business do business with governments.  

Contact and more information available: J.R. “Joe” Conway at jcon3006@comcast.net; or at BBF at 575-523-3988, bbf@borderbookfestival.org.