I’m hosting a guest post today by Edward Torba, author of middle grade fantasy novel “Matt Monroe and The Secret Society”
In today’s books there is so much about evil…and evil winning the day. My book does not ignore that evil exists, but it shows that in the end good wins. This has been the case throughout history; evil has its day; however, after much darkness [for example Hitler and World War II], evil falls. In recent years, books and movies seem to embrace evil. For example, vampires in original fiction books were only able to come out at night, and if they saw a cross they ducked their heads in fear. In today’s movies and fiction writing, vampires can walk the earth in daylight and crush crosses with their bare hands. Today for some reason evil is praised while good is mocked. This seems to make it easier for young people to just go with the flow toward evil, instead of fighting for what it right.
In my books evil will not be taken lightly. It may take a while, but good will win out in mystories; just as it does in real life. I want to teach our youth that being on the “good” side is not only heroic, but it the winning side.
I hope to develop interesting story lines that are fun to follow. The joy in writing as well as in reading is the story. My writing will try to keep you on the edge of your seat, trying to guess where the characters will lead you. The stories will be uplifting, containing positive role models for young readers.
In my book, Matt Monroe and the Secret Society, a group of teenagers come face to face with evil. How will they handle themselves? What happens when there is betrayal in their midst? Will their friendships be strong enough to survive the tests they will face? These and other questions come to mind when one reads the first book in the Matt Monroe series.
I hope you enjoy my tale of fiction.
Matt Monroe and The Secret Society
Author: Edward Torba
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy / Mystery
Matt Monroe and The Secret Society is the first book in a series about a fourteen-year-old boy and his friends. In this first installment, Matt puts aside his fears as he travels to a same-time dimension to fulfill a prophecy. The saga begins when Matt finds a set of mysterious wooden tablets and an onyx ring. Soon he and his older brother, along with five friends, find themselves transported to the world of Paragon, where they face numerous obstacles. This is an account of deception and betrayal, mixed with courage and the bonds of friendship. Prepare yourself for an exciting adventure with an extraordinary ending. The second book in the series, Matt Monroe and The Haunted House, continues the story of these courage young teens.
Edward Torba graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received a B.S. degree in biology in 1973 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1977. He has been a general dentist for more than thirty-six years, practicing in Latrobe [Derry Township], Pennsylvania. His lifelong hobby has been writing. Publications to his credit: The Magic Trip and Boys Club Guide to Youth Football.
Dr. Torba enjoys travel and reading when he has the time. He also has a great passion for gardening. His favorite author is Charles Dickens; one of his life goals is to pen a best selling novel that would be worthy of Dickens.
Author Website: http://edwardtorba.com
Publisher Website: http://allpointspress.com/