Hello and Welcome!


Although radio has been my lifelong career, Writing and Music are my life and I've been scribing and strumming ever since I could do either. 

My genre bending, stories, music and visions are often media blends. I hope you find interest in coming along on my imagination's sometimes unexpected journeys.


Thank you for visiting!



My latest release, "CALL IT LOVE," is NOW FOR SALE!!!


The Sweet Dreams Series Continues...

Several months have passed since Aki became acquainted with her power of time travel, the Amida. With experience, Aki knows she cannot go back in time to change the past, nor can she use the Amida to solve her problems in real time. When Aki experiences real trauma, she feels unable to face it.

Music returns as an inspiration, when Aki is asked by Hiro to form a new band. They are joined by Kiya, a brilliant pianist and singer and Zendo, a former monk and guitarist. The attraction Aki feels for both are so new to her, yet so familiar. Armed with the Amida, Aki heads back in time to solve a mystery, and discover an amazing truth, in Call it Love.

Buy "Call it Love" Here! https://bit.ly/3nl8dQM






To get started on the series, begin with Searching for Roy Buchanan, which achieved Finalist/First in Category nomination for the 2020 Dante Rossetti Award for Young Adult Fiction!

Searching... was also a Nominee for Best Characters from the prestigious Red City Review Awards, 2020

Buy "Searching for Roy Buchanan" Here! https://bit.ly/3ngvYtp

ALSO: if you can, please order my books from your favorite local bookshop! Support of the local, unaffiliated shops is crucial. Your local bookseller should be able to place orders, and you can support your favorite through Bookshop.org, at https://bookshop.org/

Searching for Roy Buchanan, a sci-fi novel by Tory Gates
Live From the Cafe, a novel by Tory Gates
A Moment in the Sun, a sci-fi novel by Tory Gates
Parasite Girls, a novel on a Japanese social issue, by Tory Gates
After the Pandemic, an anthology from the authors of Sunbury Press, incl. Tory Gates