Author Interview with Edward Torba


I’m interviewing Edward Torba today, author of middle grade mystery novel “Matt Monroe and The Secret Society”. My questions are bolded, responses are in regular font.

What is hardest part about being an author?
For me it’s winning awards or receiving good reviews for a book, and still not being able to get an agent or a publisher to look at your work.
Can you give us a short synopsis of your book?
The story is about a group of average teenagers who are thrown into an extremely remarkable circumstance. One of the boys, fourteen-year-old Matt Monroe, finds a set of cryptic wooden tablets and an onyx ring. Soon he, his brother, and five of their friends are transported to the world of Paragon where they face extreme danger. It is a story of the bonds of friendship mixed with betrayal, containing a surprising plot twist at the end.
Is this part of a series or a stand alone?
It is the first book in a five book series.
What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
Without a doubt it is Harry Potter. My favorite book is the third in the series: The Prisoner of Azkaban.
What are you working on now?
I am presently finishing the first draft to the second book in the Matt Monroe series: Matt Monroe and the Haunted House.

About Matt Monroe and The Secret Society

cvrTitle: 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.



Author Bio

01Edward 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.



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