My Book Made the Top 10!

Super awesome writer news. My book, This Red Fire has just made the Top 10 in the Launch Pad Competition! I NEVER thought my book would make the Top 25 of this contest much less the Top 10. When I found out, the neighbor in the house next to mine probably heard my scream.


Here’s a little bit about my novel, This Red Fire…


Mystery, Thriller, Suspense


One spring evening all of the residents in the rural town of Calliope, Nebraska are murdered. There are no witnesses and there were no calls for help.

The nearest police station is 30 miles away and Sheriff Evelyn Hartley has to bear the burden of the case. Hartley, a single mother who lost her child months before in a freak accident, becomes obsessed with finding the only two missing citizens of Calliope – a pair of young siblings. When the FBI pushes her out and talk of terrorism looms, Hartley has to work on her own to make sure it doesn’t happen again, somewhere else.


Did You Know?

Most of the characters in This Red Fire are named after real-life missing people whose cases have gone cold. I did this hoping that it would give their stories more attention as most are over 40 years old and practically forgotten. Read more about Evelyn Grace Hartley’s case (the one closest to my heart) HERE.


Please contact Tracking Board/ Launch Pad regarding inquiries about This Red Fire. You can pre-order a copy HERE.


Nicolina Torres
Nicolina Torres

Nikki worked for Barnes & Noble for 15 years, in seven stores. She is the author of This Red Fire, Young Nation, and Girls Who Wear Glasses. She prefers to live in the country and is a new aunt to a potential bookworm.

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