Tory has been (and is) many things over his lifetime. A 30-year veteran of broadcast radio, Tory is currently a reporter for the Philadelphia-area based GeoTraffic Network.
Tory's first book, "Parasite Girls" was self-published in 2013. His follow-up, "A Moment in the Sun" will be published by Sunbury Press and is scheduled for March 1, 2016.
Tory's other works include several unpublished Young Adult works, including "Drifters: Tales of the Southern Cross" and the "Sweet Dreams Series."
A native of Vermont, Tory lives in York, Pennsylvania with his five cats and the herd of deer that come to sleep on his lawn every evening.
Aidan Connor is an American photojournalist who turns up at the Tokyo apartment of his old college friend, Mima. As he recovers from a devastating last assignment, Aidan finds Mima, while a successful artist is still dealing with her past.
Mima, and to a larger extent her closest friends suffer under a form of social injustice. They are branded as "Parasite Singles," or women who stay home far longer than society dictates.
Aidan is reminded that everyone has a story: Sora, a brilliant painter suffers from bipolar disorder, and Eko appears to be the poster child for the term, but she too has her reasons for not leaving the nest.
As he remakes himself, Aidan is reminded of why people stay close despite the years and miles, and what never dies between the truest of friends.
A Moment In the Sun
Young Adult/Crossover Fiction
Sixteen-year-old Rei Murata appears to have everything: good looks, brains, artistic skill and admiring friends. But Rei is a survivor—of loss, neglect and of self-isolation. Locked away from a world where she felt unwanted, Rei was one of the millions known as the hikikomori.
A chance meeting leads Rei to discover the online world of the Dwellers. Astonished to find her former classmate Sho among their number, Rei is determined to rescue him. Rei learns she must come to terms with her past before she can face her future. For her peers, the barriers of class and society must fall, so they too can move forward.
No one is ever lost, Rei believes. She hopes to lead Sho, and the rest to their moment in the sun.