A broadcaster for more than thirty years, Tory Gates has seen and done just about everything in the radio business. Currently, Tory can be found hosting and producing music, talk and sports programs across Central Pennsylvania. He hosts The Brown Posey Press Show, a program for authors on the BookSpeak Network, and is also known as DJ`Riff, host of The Music Club, a blues program for the London-based Radio-Airwaves Station.
Tory is the author of four books. The latest, Searching for Roy Buchanan is available on Brown Posey Press. His 2016 release, A Moment in the Sun won First Place in the Young Adult division of the 2017 Red City Review Awards, and was a finalist for the Dante Rossetti Award for Young Adult Fiction by Chanticleer Reviews. 2017’s Live from the Cafe was also a Red City Review finalist in 2018. His self-published debut, Parasite Girls is available through Amazon.com and Smashwords.
Tory's works are of young adult/crossover fiction, with exotic settings, but deal with real-life issues and social problems. His future releases include Searching for Roy Buchanan.
A native of Vermont, Tory lives in Harrisburg with his numerous cats. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter (@ToryGates), 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.
Live from the Cafe
“What did you dream today?”
Harlandsville, Quebec—look up the definition of small town in a dictionary, and you’ll find its picture.
A one-stoplight village, Harlandsville doesn’t have a lot to offer, or so it seems. Old homes, an abandoned mill, a gas station, one Chinese takeout joint, and a former pub turned into a coffee shop. For the latter, one learns never to judge a book by its cover.
One step through the doors of Le Cafe, and you enter a world where the coffee is brewed one pot at a time through a strange machine, the pastries are homemade, and the music is a roadmap of Canada’s history.
Presided over by Luc, the son of one of Harlandsville’s most loved residents and his partner Emily, the cafe is home to natives and visitors alike. Where the coffee is strong, the spirit of friendship stronger, and occasional strange (and famous?) characters show up to hang out, and play music.
Small-town life, love, change, prejudice, pasts and futures are examined and experienced. The heartbeat of Harlandsville is right here. You never know who’ll show up, or what will happen next, Live from the Cafe...
Searching for Roy Buchanan (Sweet Dreams)
The Sweet Dreams Series Begins...
Aki Sato is not your typical teenager. She has weathered the loss of her parents and joined her brothers, Kenji and Hiro in a struggle to keep the family business, and themselves, together.
Aki has also inherited the Amida Syndrome, the power of time travel. Without her mother to guide her, Aki has no experience in its use, nor can she defend against the terrifying nightmares that haunt her.
A chance breakdown leads the siblings to Kazu, an eccentric retired blues musician. In a series of misadventures, Aki must guide her brothers through time, space, and the world of the blues. In time, Aki not only discovers her own voice, but the power of music.
The journey through time and life is just getting started in “Searching for Roy Buchanan.”
About the Author: “Searching for Roy Buchanan” is the fourth book by Tory Gates. A longtime broadcaster, Tory is Morning News Anchor for the Radio Pennsylvania Network, host of “The Brown Posey Press Show” for authors, and is also the host of “The Music Club,” a blues program on the London-based Radio-Airwaves Station.
His works include Brown Posey releases “A Moment in the Sun” and “Live from the Cafe,” as well as the self-published “Parasite Girls.”
A native of Vermont, Tory lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his four cats. He can be found at any place that serves good coffee!