5th Degree Blackbelt Leaps Into Career as Mystery/Thriller Novelist, with Tori Eldridge, EP20
Tori Eldridge was a Broadway, film and TV performer, 5th degree blackbelt, and self-described “mom with projects.” But her passion for writing led her to becoming a published author with her debut novel, "The Ninja Daughter," which was named one of the "Best Mystery Books of 2019" by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. In this episode, we talk about Tori's approach to creativity, how she balances her work and family life, and the importance of having a healthy mindset in anything you do.
Tori's second book in the Lily Wong series, "The Ninja's Blade," debuts 9/1/20.
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Tori Eldridge is the Anthony and Lefty Awards-nominated author of The Ninja Daughter, which was named one of the “Best Mystery Books of the Year” by The South Florida Sun Sentinel and awarded 2019 Thriller Book of the Year by Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. Her short stories appear in several anthologies, and her screenplay The Gift earned a semifinalist spot in the prestigious Academy Nicholl Fellowship.
Before writing, Tori performed as an actress, singer, dancer on Broadway, television, and film. She is of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent and was born and raised in Honolulu where she graduated from Punahou School with classmate Barack Obama. Tori holds a fifth-degree black belt in To-Shin Do ninjutsu and has traveled the USA teaching seminars on the ninja arts, weapons, and women’s self-protection. Her second book in the Lily Wong series, The Ninja’s Blade, releases September 1, 2020.