Tori Eldridge is a Honolulu-born writer and novelist. Her debut novel is The Ninja Daughter. She holds a 5th degree black belt in To Shin Do Ninjutsu and an additional black belt in the Korean martial art Tang Soo Do.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes the newest member of the Polis / Agora house, TORI ELDRIDGE. After a wildly success debut at Bouchercon 2019, Tori takes a deep breath to stop by and discuss her highly acclaimed and starred new thriller THE NINJA DAUGHTER.   Tori Eldridge is a Honolulu-born writer who challenges perspective and empowers the spirit. Her debut novel, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, is the first book in the Lily Wong series and was inspired by her debut short story featured in Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2014. Other short stories have been published in several anthologies, and her screenplay The Gift earned a semi-finalist place for the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Tori is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent . She holds a fifth-degree black belt in To-Shin Do Ninjutsu and has traveled the USA teaching seminars on the ninja arts, weapons, and women’s self-protection. Tori has performed as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film. ABOUT THE NINJA DAUGHTER:  After her sister is raped and murdered, Lily Wong dedicates her life and ninja skills to the protection of women. But her mission is complicated. Not only does she live above the Chinese restaurant owned by her Norwegian father and inspired by the recipes of her Chinese mother, but she has to hide her true self from her Hong Kong tiger mom who is already disappointed in her daughter's less than feminine ways, and who would be horrified to know what she had become.   But when a woman and her son she escorted safely to an abused women’s shelter return home to dangerous consequences, Lily is forced to not only confront her family and her past, but team up with a mysterious—and very lethal—stranger to rescue them. @Copyrighted.  Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud.com/authorsontheair or your favorite podcast app.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack is delighted to welcome the new authors from the new Polis Book impraint, Agora,  including Tori Eldridge, Patricia Smith, John Vercher and editor Chantelle Aimee Osman, and publisher Jason Pinter. Polis Books is proud to announce the launch of Agora, a new imprint devoted to crime fiction from unique and diverse voices from across all cultural spectrums. Chantelle Aimée Osman joins Polis as Editor for Agora, which will launch in the Fall of 2019 with three exciting debut novels: THREE-FIFTHS by John Vercher REMEMBER by Patricia Smith THE NINJA DAUGHTER by Tori Eldridge The first three titles to be released from Agora in 2019 will be Three-Fifths by John Vercher, the story of a biracial man who discovers a childhood friend has become a neo-nazi; Remember by Patricia Smith, a novel about woman forced to reconcile with a painful past; and The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge, the tale of a woman who dedicates herself to becoming a modern day ninja after the murder of her sister. Pinter said the launch of Agora Books—agora means open forum—is an effort to “focus on crime novels that delve into the most important issues of our time.” Agora, he said, will offer a diverse roster of authors, whose books will explore “culture, gender, sexuality, society, economy, and politics.” Listen to this podcast on Soundcloud.com/authorsontheair, Spotify or your favorite app.  @copyrighted by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.
Authors on the Air host Pam Stack is delighted to welcome the new authors from the new Polis Book impraint, Agora,  including Tori Eldridge, Patricia Smith, John Vercher and editor Chantelle Aimee Osman, and publisher Jason Pinter. Polis Books is proud to announce the launch of Agora, a new imprint devoted to crime fiction from unique and diverse voices from across all cultural spectrums. Chantelle Aimée Osman joins Polis as Editor for Agora, which will launch in the Fall of 2019 with three exciting debut novels: THREE-FIFTHS by John Vercher REMEMBER by Patricia Smith THE NINJA DAUGHTER by Tori Eldridge The first three titles to be released from Agora in 2019 will be Three-Fifths by John Vercher, the story of a biracial man who discovers a childhood friend has become a neo-nazi; Remember by Patricia Smith, a novel about woman forced to reconcile with a painful past; and The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge, the tale of a woman who dedicates herself to becoming a modern day ninja after the murder of her sister. Pinter said the launch of Agora Books—agora means open forum—is an effort to “focus on crime novels that delve into the most important issues of our time.” Agora, he said, will offer a diverse roster of authors, whose books will explore “culture, gender, sexuality, society, economy, and politics.” Listen to this podcast on Soundcloud.com/authorsontheair, Spotify or your favorite app.  @copyrighted by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.  
Tori Eldridge is Honolulu-born thriller writer who challenges perspective and empowers the spirit. Her debut novel, THE NINJA DAUGHTER, is the first book in the Lily Wong Ninja Mystery series and was inspired by her debut short story featured in Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2014. Other short stories have been published in several anthologies. Tori’s screenplay THE GIFT earned a semi-finalist place for the prestigious Academy Award Nicholl Fellowship. She holds a fifth-degree black belt in To Shin Do Ninjutsu and has traveled the USA teaching seminars on the ninja arts, weapons, and women’s self-protection. In this episode, Tori and Writers On The Beat host Gavin Reese discussed being a real-life ninja, female empowerment, and the craft of writing. Tori's site: www.torieldridge.com Tori's works: https://www.amazon.com/Tori-Eldridge/e/B00FIOXH9Y Gavin's site: gavinreese.com Gavin's works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS
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Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
3 hours, 7 minutes
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