Brevard County teacher Julio Torres self-published My Twisted Summer, a coming-of-age surfing novella that takes place beachside – between Cocoa Beach and Sebastian Inlet. The book signing is at Café Surfinista in Cocoa Beach on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. 86 North Orlando Ave. 321-613-3864.
INDIALANTIC, FL – Published in December 2012, My Twisted Summer has been read by teachers, students, and adults. All have agreed the adventure is a wild ride. The universal, timeless fiction story tackles issues like surviving natural disasters, friendship, the youth, rising sea levels, hurricanes, water scarcity, and breaking the law to surf waves.
“A rip-roaring , coming-of-age read for young surfers who might think fiction is dull.”
– Eastern Surf Magazine, June 2013.
After moving to Satellite Beach from Miami, Brevard teacher Julio Torres has published a thrilling surfing adventure that represents Brevard County like the world’s number one surfer Kelly Slater and the Hobgood twins: CJ and Damien, have represented the 321 – with powerful, memorable experiences between Brevard beaches and the passion for surfing.
About My Twisted Summer: The novella represents Brevard County as three male teens thirst for a surfing adventure before the beginning of high school with the absence of parents and the freedom to break the rules.
About Julio Torres: Born from a Cuban father who escaped Fidel Castro’s dictatorship and joined the U.S. Army to offer his family a better life. After living in Miami for 19 years, the inconsistent surfing didn’t satisfy Torres, which motivated him to move to Brevard to quench his thirst for waves. He has taught at Kennedy Middle School for six years and in 2013 had the highest FCAT Writes essay scores in the county.