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Crazy in the Night: March 24th, 2015 Podcast

A reader of The Coach’s Wife asks about the “truth” of the stories in the novel about coaches and parents. So there’s talk of the writing process, how fiction works for me, and how I fight off losing my mind when I wake up with too many thoughts at night.   Crazy in the Night […]

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Torg’s New Novel: The Coach’s Wife

“In his novel The Coach’s Wife, William Torgerson has written one of the best books about basketball and coaching I’ve ever read. He’s also written a love story so complicated and wonderful it will have book clubs talking about it for many years.” -Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides and The Death of […]

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Short Film Ready for Festivals: The Brothers in Pursuit

The Brothers in Pursuit is a short film of 11 minutes based on my novel and feature screenplay, Love on the Big Screen. the movie trailer In the film, four college students have formed a group to support one another in their pursuit of God, knowledge, compassion, and the company of a good woman. The […]

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The Mushroom Hunter

A Son’s Story of His Father’s Passion The Mushroom Hunter is a Doc Film of Thirty Minutes Torg and his buddies have hunted morel mushrooms for over fifty years. In this documentary shot in North Central Indiana, hear their stories, learn some of their secrets, and join them for a local hunt. This is a […]

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Documentary Film Update: Road Trip for Morel Mushroom Festival

Click here for video and to back the film by purchasing Torg Stories or Mushroom Related Gear Road trip! Here come 806 miles each way from NYC to Brown County, Indiana for the  Simply Music, Simply Mushrooms-Morel Festival. I’ll join my father, The Mushroom Hunter of our documentary film, as well as musician Jeremy Vogt. […]

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For the Love of Books This documentary film is about Kathy Patrick, and the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. Featuring the work of musician Jeremy Vogt and photographer Natalie Brasington, you can watch the trailer here.  If you’d like to order the film, it’s $10 and you can write to me at <William.Torgerson@gmail.com>. Love on the […]

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Disney, Colbert, Illegal Downloads and Morel Mushrooms

The Seven Torgs are going to Disney World. If you’ve got tips or stories, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section.  In the podcast below, my sis and I talk about her time in Orlando, illegal downloads, and our documentary in progress, The Mushroom Hunter.  If you listen to the end, you’ll […]

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Good News: Documentary Will Play Phenom Film Festival

My documentary, For the Love of Books, has been accepted to screen at the Phenom International Film Festival.  For the Love of Books tells the story of Kathy Patrick and the Pulpwood Queens’ Girlfriend Weekend. The Queens throw a book-loving party each January that features outrageous costumes, great storytelling, and many inspiring literacy projects.  The majority of […]

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A Grandson Remembers His Grandma

Grandma and Me in Charlotte, NC You might be surprised to know that my grandma Ogie was quite the volley balloon player.  This was a made up game that my sister and I used to play with her when we’d visit her house on Highway 14 across from the Tippecanoe River in Winamac, Indiana. Grandma […]

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Meet Torg

Seven years ago I made the switch from high school English teacher and basketball coach to writer and professor.  Since that time, I’ve been blessed to have been hired to teach First Year Writing courses at St. John’s University in New York. I write novels, scripts, publish a podcast, and have just sent out my […]

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