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Torrance Stephens
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Palmetto, Georgia
Biography:

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Torrance Stephens grew up in Castalia Heights and South Parkway area of Memphis. This self professed and proud country boy from south Memphis began writing in elementary school. His work has appeared in print and publications such as NOMMO, Creative Loafing, Rolling Out, Talking Drum, the North Avenue Review and other periodicals. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, he graduated from Hamilton High School and attended Morehouse College where he studied, psychology, biology and chemistry. He received a master’s degree in Educational Psychology and Measurement from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in Counseling from Clark Atlanta University. Torrance currently lives in Palmetto, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. A single parent, he spends much of his time with his son and coaching little league baseball and basketball.

Selected works by this author:
1 .
Rockstar, Stud, Gigolo
Passion, Excitement, Romance and life are lived to the utmost in all of the characters of these stories. read more
by Torrance Stephens ~ 0-7414-1480-5 ©2003
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2 .
A Matter of Attention
"Raw and erudite, Tbone's writing is philosophical lyricism with a sensual edge. In the tradition of Iceberg Slim, his work carries the immediacy of corner stoop storytelling but is that rare creation--African American oral tradition in a literary form. LISA RICHARDSON- LOS ANGELES TIMES read more
by Torrance Stephens ~ 0-7414-1505-4 ©2003
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3 .
Fast and Gamin'
Many of the themes that Torrance Stephens write about are simple yet extremely involved. read more
by Torrance Stephens ~ 0-7414-1747-2 ©2004
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4 .
For U Who Left Me While I Slept
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by Torrance Stephens ~ 0-7414-2068-6 ©2004
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5 .
Butter Brown
In these powerful stories, Torrance Stephens takes readers into the psychological purview of the African American male psyche. read more
by Torrance Stephens ~ 0-7414-2407-X ©2005
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6 .
Brilliant Dumb
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. These words comprise one of the statements observed by Winston on the pyramid of the Ministry of Truth and are the national slogan of Oceania in George Orwell’s “1984”. They are what writers call a paradox. From a utilitarian purview, a paradox is a vehicle by which a writer can communicate self-contradictory truisms that on the surface appear absurd yet effectively demonstrate combinatorial disjunction. In other words, like math, a paradox explains a least common denominator albeit at times contradictory, deduced from apparently acceptable and valid thesis. read more
by Torrance Stephens ~ 1-4958-0126-8 ©2014
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