Tory Hartmann is a freelance writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her non-fiction has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Mateo County Times, and Parenting on the Peninsula. Her fiction has been published in The Sand Hill Review, Descant, The Hurricane Review, The Homestead Review, Ship’s Log: Writings at Sea, Tattoo Highway,San Francisco Peninsula Review as well as many others. Her screenplays include Castro Confidential (American Film, written with Shea Kerry) and three episodes of The Powerhouse Kids (Durango Museum). A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Tory Hartmann has been a political consultant, a graphic artist, real estate broker, and business executive. Since the sale of her business, American Precision Gear, in 2007, she has been writing full time.
The biggest influence on my writing has come from near-yearly migrations to Maui for the Maui Writers Workshop, now morphed to the Honolulu Writers Workshop. I've been able to study for a week at a time with Craig Lesley, Terry Brooks, Elizabeth George, Michael Palmer, Gary Braver, and Ann Hood. I've taken other short classes and with Gail Tsukiama and John Saul. Every assignment and resulting evaluation has brought be forward. Occasionally, as with the intensive class with Elizabeth George, my writing took a giant leap.
My novel, First Friday, will be published this year by Sand Hill Review Press.
Politics, horticulture, and writing
Catholic Relief Services, Lupus Foundation of Northern California, FINCA, Nuova Porziuncola of St. Francis of Assisi, San Mateo African Violet Association,...
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