Tory Gates


Tory Gates is a veteran of 30 years of broadcast radio, in nearly every format and position one can imagine. Currently a reporter for the GeoTraffic Network, Tory can also be found as "DJ Riff" on the London-based Radio Airwaves Station (

"Parasite Girls" is Tory's debut work. His second book, "A Moment in the Sun" comes out in the summer of 2015 on Sunbury Press Books.

A songwriter/guitarist, Tory is member of the indie rock duo the Dharma Fools, and an actor with years in two Boston-area Rocky Horror Picture Show casts. He's also appeared in three independent films by Joel Ohren, and had a cameo in the film, "Roulette."

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.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have been writing stories and songs all my life. My first efforts to find a literary agent and go the traditional route in the 1990's did not result in anything, and my own recent time with another agent didn't work, either.

I've watch friends of mine self-publish books as well as music over the years, and I realized the business had changed. I finally decided I would not wait, but take control of my work and put it out the only way available to me.

The advantages outweigh the ego trip of having a "book in hand," though I certainly don't discount that might happen one day. I am creatively free, and write the way I want.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords made it easy for me to set up my profile and get my work out there. In addition, Smashwords does not hold your money hostage and force you to reach sometimes unattainable goals. They understand how difficult it can be for folks who don't have a big publisher or a lot of money behind them.
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Parasite Girls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,950. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
A burned out American photojournalist surfaces in Tokyo after a disastrous last assignment. Aidan Conner seeks to rebuild his career and life, while his old friend Mima finds her past has become present. Through flashbacks, Aidan recalls their friendship, and what binds Mima to her closest friends, Sora and Eko. Aidan is reminded of the one thing that never dies between true friends.

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