Theodore Vincent Torres, Jr. was born in New Orleans on March 24th, 1972, and like most writers Ted began telling stories at a very early age. He used pen and paper, but also a surprisingly diverse collection of materials ranging from projector slides to 1/2" VHS video. During his years at Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, he entered an annual film festival sponsored by Louisiana State University and won four years in a row. Naturally, this inspired him to dream of one day going to film school and pursuing a career as a film director.
But despite the support of family and friends, life had a different agenda for Ted. In 1996, he earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of New Orleans and fell in love with the written and spoken word, absorbing the classics of both the British and American literary canon, and ultimately, adopting the novel format as his primary means of storytelling. In 2001, Ted published his first novel, The Petrified Christ, during a break from writing a larger more complex piece that would eventually become his second novel, 2006's Scenes from the Blanket.
In 2017, the books became available in what Ted now calls his “Special Collector’s Editions,” released as part of “The Blanket Trilogy,” the third book of which, Darker Prometheus (2017), will be available summer of 2018.