C.S. Torres

Biography

Check out my three ebooks: Mattie's Compass, a crossover Middle Grade/Young Adult Novel that combines Coming of Age Drama with Sci-Fi as well as Adventure elements; Shortcomingz, an eclectic short story collection (misspelled on purpose...call it one of my shortcomings); and The Vampire Murders, a Thriller set in my hometown of New Orleans. (What better setting for a wicked little Goth Nouveau tale?)

My foray into the world of screenwriting also includes nine feature screenplays (two of them are adapted from my books and two are co-authored) as well as several short scripts. Several of my feature screenplays are listed on Inktip.com for entertainment professionals seeking award winning scripts.

Like many writers, I have a tendency toward introversion. So, I am giving you the dry facts and think that if you really want to know more about me, you might find clues in my fiction, but (of course) fiction is not fact! I realize that's enigmatic...nonetheless, my fictional novels and short stories speak truth about the human condition - yours, mine, and some of our existential dilemmas.

Recently, I adapted my novel, Mattie's Compass, into a screenplay which is available @ Inktip.com. Three of my other nine screenplays, eight of which placed as finalists in numerous competitions, can be accessed on Inktip. Currently, I am researching and entering into a frame of mind to write my next novel. I've also been writing songs for tenor ukulele primarily, but some for baritone ukulele as well as guitar....active participation in music - not merely appreciation of it - is becoming a greater passion in my life's journey! During May and June of 2018, I had the pleasure of working as an extra on the set of Zero, a Bollywood Movie featuring SRH (Shah Rukh Khan) as well as other big stars from India. And a decade or so ago, I had a 48-Hour Film experience as a writer, which to date, is my only IMDB credit. More to come!

Where to find C.S. Torres online


Books

Mattie's Compass
Price: $4.95 USD. (Free until June 24!) Words: 32,680. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A teen and her dad land crash their schooner on a bizarre, uncharted island while searching for her grandparents - who mysteriously disappeared - and find themselves in a hostile world, but are their special skills enough to stave off the perils that threaten their existence?
Shortcomingz
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 62,660. Language: American English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors, Fiction » Literary collections » Female authors
This is a collection of short stories covering a variety of topics and themes. Some of the stories are told in forthright fashion, others border on magical realism. A few offer a poetic peep into the past, several delve into science fiction and the rest, I hope, are a bit avant-garde.
The Vampire Murders
Price: $4.95 USD. (Free until June 24!) Words: 67,020. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the middle of New Orleans during the height of Mardi Gras people are turning up dead, their blood removed, two holes in the neck. The vampires are back! Well, one, and she's not your average bloodsucker.

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