Fabricationist
Oil Painting
Click here for pictures and more information about Torrey's oil paintings and shows.
the Craft Parlor
Click here for pictures of soap making, Millinery Teas, works in progress and completed.
So far, I can...
Batik, Code websites, Collage, Cook, Crate, Crochet, Draw, Dye, Embroider, Knit, Linocut, Make candles, Make soap, Model, Sculpt, Sew, Silkscreen, Solder, Photograph, Print, Produce films, Weld, Write...
Author
News:
New review! The Midwest Book Review Children's Bookwatch has this to say:
"Growing up brings a lot of new things including new responsibilities, new privileges and new superpowers? ...Gathering Grace is very highly recommended to young adult fantasy readers everywhere."
So what are you waiting for? Go buy a copy right now!
New WordPress blog! As of 8/14/08, I've started waxing writerly on topics such as why SF?, why do teenage girls love vampire stories?, and updating the blog-reading public about my works-in-progress. Check it out at torreybird.wordpress.com!
Gathering Grace released as of 7/1/08! Read this new young adult novel about a superhero and her arch-nemesis of 50 years, and the granddaughter they have in common. Check it out on Amazon.Com or on the book's website: GatheringGraceBook.com.
Writing Samples:

Fiction
Excerpt from Gathering Grace
World Traveler

Non-fiction
Research of a Heat and Temperature Curriculum
Marginalization of Teens...

Poetry
Grandmothers House
The Fire and the Ice
Theophany

Links:
Gathering Grace
Hanford Mead Publishers, Inc.
Review Grace on Amazon.com
National Novel Writing Month
Scientist
With degrees in physics and education, Torrey taught high-school science for nine years.
Classroom Resources
Pyrotechnica
Now that I've spent so much time with chemistry, it's time I started to use it!
Rec.pyrotechnic
Northwest Pyrotechnic Arts Association