Victoria (Tori) V. Martínez researches and writes about history while living and traveling around the world with her husband David and two children. Tori, an American, likes to joke that she only married David, a Spaniard she met in England, because his knowledge of seven languages helps her immensely in her historical research.
Tori earned her undergraduate degree in Mass Communications from Texas Woman's University and her graduate degree in Applied Technology, Training and Development from The University of North Texas. After working in the corporate world as a public relations professional, Tori realized her passion for writing about history was what made her happy, so she packed up her life in America and spent two years living abroad. Eventually, she retired completely from her public relations work and now spends her time researching, writing and raising her two children.
Her historical writing has been published online at sites like the Unofficial Royalty website (http://www.unofficialroyalty.com) and TimeTravel-Britain.com, and in print journals such as The European Royal History Journal, Royalty Digest Quarterly and The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Society Quarterly. She also served as a historical consultant for the BBC Radio 4 Saturday Play, “The Windsor Jewels,” a subject she has written about extensively.
Her first book, “An Unusual Journey Through Royal History, Volume I,” was published in April 2011, followed in June 2011 by “The Royal W.E. Unique Glimpses of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.” Her third book, “An Unusual Journey Through Royal History, Volume II,” was published in November 2011. A combined print book of both volumes of “An Unusual Journey Through Royal History” was published in January 2012.