T.F. Torrey: Things Worth Reading



T.F. Torrey: Things Worth Reading

Welcome!

Me reading at Monsoon VoicesMy name is T.F. Torrey, and I write novels. I work to make my characters vulnerable and real, and my narrators are frequently unreliable. I try very hard to make my stories structured but unpredictable, inevitable yet unexpected, intelligent but dangerous. The result is often quirky and off-beat, and it usually doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre. My stories are certainly not for everyone, but to paraphrase a famous reviewer, people who like this kind of stuff will find this the kind of stuff they like. I also might be the luckiest person alive, because in the history of the world there has never been a better time to be a writer. This is a new golden age, and it’s better than I ever hoped for. I intend to make the most of it, and if you like good books, you should should subscribe to my newsletter and come back here often.

Featured stories

The Dancing Queen: A Jack Trexlor Novel
In 1991, Jack dabbles in drugs, falls in love with a stripper, and gets double-crossed in one big deal designed to break them free. Latest Novel! Amazon
Larry Harrison's Night Shift: An Empire Hotel Short Story
At the Empire Hotel, night auditor Larry Harrison deals with unruly guests and strange situations in his quest to make it through the night. Published! Amazon
Cover of Larry Harrison's Night Shift: An Empire Hotel Short Story
Published!
Amazon

Crazy Jack Trexlor Stories

Noir novels featuring antihero artist Jack Trexlor, who is definitely not crazy.

The Crazy Jack: A Jack Trexlor Novel
In 1980, Jack concocts a desperate plan to get a life of art for himself and justice for his girlfriend, who harbors a terrible secret. Amazon exclusive! Amazon
The Desert King: A Jack Trexlor Novel
In 1985, Jack reconnects with old friends and an enigmatic Navajo man, who leads them on a terrifying, high-speed adventure in the Arizona desert. Amazon exclusive! Amazon
The Dancing Queen: A Jack Trexlor Novel
In 1991, Jack dabbles in drugs, falls in love with a stripper, and gets double-crossed in one big deal designed to break them free. Latest Novel! Amazon

Crusader Stories

Stories about Victor Storm’s crusade for meaning and justice

Uncle Victor and the Toy Store: A Victor Storm Short Story
A quick errand takes a deadly turn when Victor Storm’s nephew finds an irresistible toy in a gun store. Published! Amazon
Winter Kills: A Victor Storm Novella
A retired special forces soldier looking for wisdom and a simple life battles a desperate criminal and an inept bureaucracy after experiencing a terrible crime. Published! Amazon Barnes & Noble Smashwords
Spring Rains: A Victor Storm Novella
Victor Storm decides to use his Special Forces powers for good, in a bad way. In development
Cover of Uncle Victor and the Toy Store: A Victor Storm Short Story
Published!
Amazon

Outliers

Stories not part of a series … yet.

Bibliomania: A Novelette
In a dystopian future where paper books are outlawed, a group of paper-book treasure hunters stumbles upon the find of a lifetime. Amazon exclusive! Amazon
Taxi Adventure: A Novel
An honest taxi driver and his girlfriend scramble to return a briefcase despite the company’s quirky drivers and the increasingly hostile man who lost it. Structural editing

Short Story Singles

I’ve been writing short stories for a long time, and some of them are very good. I’m releasing a batch of the best on Amazon now. As each comes online, the links here will go live. These stories link straight to Amazon (and other retailers in the future), because e-reader sites are becoming the best places to preview content like this.

My short stories are all 99 cents, and if you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read the whole bunch for no extra cost.

Cover of Above The Field Of Buttercups: A Short Story
Soon!
Cover of Cycle: A Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of Indestructum: A Hack Hammond Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of Larry Harrison's Night Shift: An Empire Hotel Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of No More Lonely Knights: A Denis Grey Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of On The Beach: A Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of Peace Of Mind: A Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of The Red Balloon: A Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of Uncle Victor and the Toy Store: A Victor Storm Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of Why They Have That Rule Anyway: An Empire Hotel Short Story
Published!
Amazon
Cover of World Of White: A Short Story
Published!
Amazon

Short Story Anthologies

My short story anthologies are currently off-line while while my short story singles are being promoted.

Second Wind
Quirky characters, strange haunts, and surprising twists abound in this collection of short stories of men and women, life and death, good books, and more. Off-line!
First Lies
Stories of spirits and souls, demons and devils, cemeteries and ghosts, unexplained phenomena and random violence, imagined and tortured as only a beginning writer can. Off-line!

And more

Other things hopefully of interest

Weblog
A determined writer battles an entrenched industry, crushing obscurity, and the pitfalls of daily life to achieve sustainable success writing things worth reading. This isn’t fiction, this is my life.
Anomalies
A diverse mixture of essays, poems, and funny bits. Basically, everything that doesn’t fit somewhere else.
About T.F. Torrey’s Website
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