A broadcaster for 32 years, Tory Gates has seen and done just about everything in the radio business. He's been a deejay, talk show host, traffic reporter, producer and a journalist. Currently, Tory is the Morning Desk Anchor for the Radio Pennsylvania Network, located in Harrisburg.
Tory is the author of two books: his first, "Parasite Girls" came out in 2013 and is self-published through Amazon.com. His latest, "A Moment in the Sun" is available through Sunbury Press Books, with a third, "Live from the Cafe" set for release in 2017. Tory's works are of young adult and crossover fiction, with exotic settings, but deal with real-life issues and social problems.
A native of Vermont, Tory now lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his five cats. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter (@ToryGates) and also online as DJ`Riff, hosting "The Music Club" on the London-based Radio-Airwaves Station, and in the nearest place that serves good coffee!
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.