Inside the Literary Mind of D. G. Torrens
May 10, 2017
I like to express my character’s emotions in a way that moves my readers and they can feel the pain and love that my characters are feeling.
D.G. Torrens is the author of fourteen books including, the bestselling trilogy, Amelia’s Story No. 1 Amelia’s Destiny No. 2 and Amelia The Mother No. 3 This is an emotion-charged true story that the author wrote for her daughter. D.G is a mother/writer/blogger who has a dream to inspire as many people as possible through her story. To show those with little hope that dreams can come true.
Born in England, passionate about writing, D.G. Torrens is a proud mother to one, 8-year-old daughter. Her first book, Amelia’s Story, has inspired people all over the world. The awe-inspiring trilogy. A memoir that remains with D. G. ‘s readers long after they have put the book down…
D.G. is a prolific writer and in 2013, her works were recognised by BBC Radio WM, where she has given several live interviews in the BBC studios in Birmingham UK. Her most recent interview was with Graham Torrington radio and T.V presenter for his BBC late night show.
A quote by D.G. Torrens: “If you close your eyes, you can be anywhere you wish to be.”
D.G. Torrens lives by the motto, “The child first and foremost.”
Question: Tell me about your newest book and what was the inspiration behind your writing it?
From D. G.: My newest book finalizes the trilogy of my Amelia series. (My true life story) It is called, Amelia The Mother. This book updates my readers and fans of my Amelia series on all of the people featured in the first two books and so much more.
My memoirs are a hard read for many, however, they are also inspirational and show people that no matter what your start in life, anything is possible if you want it badly enough. All you need is dogged determination, sprinkled with a lot of passion for your dreams.
Over the last five years I received messages from fans from all over the world asking me many questions. Where has my life led me since writing Amelia’s Story and Amelia’s Destiny? Also, readers wanted to know about all the other people featured in my first two books, where are they now? They were also curious how being a mother myself now has impacted me. How do I parent? And so many more questions…
Fans of Amelia’s story invested their time and emotions in my life’s story and wanted to follow my journey further. So, that was the inspiration behind Amelia The Mother.
Question: Why and when did you decide to become a writer?
From D. G.: I think I have always been a writer. I have been writing since I was around eight maybe nine years old. I wrote poetry and short stories. It was my safe place – a place to hide behind a pen and paper in a quiet corner when I was young. Writing fast become my solace and personal therapy as I also kept a very intense journal too.
As I grew older and was in charge of my own destiny, I wrote in the evenings and at weekends as a hobby and never imagining that I would be published one day, although it was my personal dream to be an author! I had half-written novels stacked away in corners of my house as well as note pads filled with poetry.
Once I hit my thirties, I began to pen my life’s story, it finally emerged as a completed book in 20ll and that is when I turned professional and published my first book. Since 20ll, I have written and published fourteen books.
Question: What book has been the greatest influence on you and your writing and why?
From D. G.: I have read and re-read all of Charles Dickens novels. I could relate to many of the characters in his stories. Charles Dickens was a vigorous campaigner for children’s rights too. This was truly inspirational to me and I know how hard that would have been in the 18th century, when the common way to deal with homeless children then was to put them in the workhouse. I love Charles Dickens and find it incredible that he could write all of those incredible stories with so many children in tow! (He had around 10 children I believe) I know how difficult it can be to write a book with one child in tow…
Quote by Charles Dickens: No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Question: Where do you find ideas for your books?
From D. G.: My ideas come to me in the most unlikely of places, a dream, while walking in the park with my daughter or simply while listening to music. I can be struck with an idea at any time. I have the most wildest of imaginations… My mind never closes, not for a second. It is always busy, even when I am tired and want to sleep my mind is a continuously working. I would not know how to shut my mind off – it is impossible.
Question: Where do you find ideas for your characters?
From D. G.: My characters are found through every day people. Real life more often than not. I know so many people from all walks of life that it gives me much inspiration to draw from.
Question: How would you describe your writing style?
From D. G.: That is a hard question… I think my writing style is unique/ I often method write to get into character for a current WIP, much like an actor would method act. I find it easier to get into my character’s head that way thus able to project a true description of them and their feelings in certain scenes.
I like to express my character’s emotions in a way that moves my readers and they can feel the pain and love that my characters are feeling. The best way for me to do this is to method write and get into character.
Question: What are your current projects?
From D. G.: My current project, is called, DISSOLUTION, the sequel to FORBIDDEN. This will be released in September. It is an intense and emotional love story about an interracial relationship that is unaccepted by the two protagonist’s strict families. Ajay and Jessica fall in love and nothing will keep them apart, but their relationship journey is nothing short of intense and suspenseful!