Torquere Press Inc. started as a labor of love for two romance writers and readers, Shawn Clements and Lorna Hinson. In business since September of 2003, Torquere began as a general partnership, and incorporated in early 2007.
While many publishers out there in 2003 were putting out e-books, very few were publishing gay and lesbian romance. The mission of Torquere Press was, and is, to provide readers who love a good story with great books, and to promote gay and lesbian romance as a genre to be reckoned with.
President Shawn Clements and Secretary/Treasurer Lorna Hinson would like to welcome all readers and authors to explore the Torquere Press website, and to contact us if with any questions and comments you might have at email@example.com.
Shawn Clements: Starting out as a cowgirl, morphing into a Goth, then slipping into hippydom -- Shawn Clements finally landed in the freak capital of Texas and stayed there. Sharing a home with her partner, Lorna, their two dogs, six computers and a house filled with the weird and Western, Shawn has spent the last several years helping to grow Torquere Press, Inc. to a thriving publisher with hundreds of LGBT romance books in their catalog. Shawn writes as BA Tortuga, spending most of her writing time rubbing cowboys, cowgirls, and rednecks of every type together just to see what sparks.
Lorna Hinson: Lorna Hinson has been all over the world, and she's always in search of a good story. She now resides in Texas, where she shares two basset hounds, an antique dining table, and a passion for country music with her partner. With twenty years of experience in bookstores, libraries, and book and magazine wholesalers, Lorna has the knowledge to help the readers and writers at Torquere Press connect, and to encourage everyone to find the story that calls to them. She writes professionally as Julia Talbot, specializing in historical, western, and paranormal romances.