The Heart Moon

Roan and Laine, The Heart Moon

Currently, Tori has books in three series, with a fourth (Fortunata) soon to be added.


Rush: An Avery’s Crossing Novel

Avery’s Crossing

A small college town in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, where strange events occur and ordinary college students mix with witches and ghosts.

Books in the series:


Bad Company (coming in spring of 2014)



Legends Of A Dark Empire

The Dark Empire is a vampire realm that exists side by side with the human world and also coexists uneasily with the Amaki. The series begins in ancient Atlantis with Temple Of The Heart, then jumps to the modern U.S.

Books in the series in chronological order:

Temple Of The Heart

Darkness Awakened

Darkness Forbidden

Darkness Beloved

Darkness Embraced



The Amaki

The Amaki are a race of extremely long-lived people with magical powers which vary with the individual. They share our world but seem like ordinary humans to most people, only revealing their true nature when it suits their purposes.

Books in the series in chronological order:

The Heart Moon

Dragon Moon

Blood Moon



Your thoughts here

  1. First off I would like to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to
    ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to know
    how you center yourself and clear your thoughts prior to writing.
    I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my ideas out.

    I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to
    begin. Any suggestions or tips? Thanks!

    • Hi, Sonya. I’m not sure how long you’ve been writing, but I’d say this stuff gets a little easier the longer you do it. It helps me if I think about the story a lot even while I’m not actively writing it. Just staying immersed in it, thinking about it while I’m driving to the store, stuff like that. Also, I tend to read over a bit of what I wrote the day before. Some writers say never to do this because it activates your inner editor/critic, but for me it helps me get back into the story world & characters.

      Looking back at your question, I was struck by your use of the phrase “center yourself.” That reminded me of meditation and how when you meditate you continually bring your mind back to whatever your focus is (a picture, a sacred word, etc). I’d say try to use that in writing–if your mind wanders, bring it gently back to the story without berating yourself or worrying. Just come back to the story and write a few more words or lines. If your mind wanders again, bring it back again. Keep doing this and pretty soon you’ll be deeply immersed and the writing will come more smoothly. Although some days it won’t. 😉 Everybody has those days.

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