Tori Eldridge

Not-Quite Silenced Voices: Overcoming Abuse of Authority, Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm Mt. View Mausoleum

Tori Eldridge is the IndieBound national bestselling author of the Lily Wong mystery thrillers THE NINJA DAUGHTER, THE NINJA’S BLADE, and THE NINJA BETRAYED—two-time Anthony Award finalist, Lefty and Macavity Awards finalist, and 2021 Crimson Scribe winner for Best Book of the Year—and the Brazilian dark fantasy thriller DANCE AMONG THE FLAMES. Her essay “The Agency of Modern Kunoichi: Women of Ninja Stealth and Perseverance” appears in UNQUIET SPIRITS: ESSAYS BY ASIAN WOMEN IN HORROR. Her short stories are published in numerous anthologies, including “Missing on Kaua‘i” in CRIME HITS HOME and a narrative poem in Weird Tales Magazine. Her screenplay THE GIFT was a semi-finalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. Born and raised in Honolulu—of Hawaiian, Chinese, Norwegian descent—Tori resides in Los Angeles, where she earned a fifth-degree black belt in To-Shin Do ninja martial arts. THE NINJA’S OATH will release in Fall 2023.

Books That Make a Difference: THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck, THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver, KUSHIEL’S DART by Jacqueline Carey, SHOGUN by James Clavell.