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Herb Torrens is a writer, web-content specialist, and author of two books: “Paraffin Chronicles” and “Dance of the Blue Chameleon.” A former journalist, he has more than 200 bylines online at The Redmond Media Group and writes a regular blog at Chameleon Chronicles.

Background Information

Herb Torrens has been a professional writer since 1984. He has written two novels and a screenplay. “Paraffin Chronicles” was published in 2002 and is an autobiographical sketch of surfing in the golden years (1960s). “Dance of the Blue Chameleon” was written in 1999 but not published until 2012. Both are available on line a, B&N, and “The Bells of Santa Ynez” is a screenplay based on a story by D.B. Rullo and is still being circulated.


Torrens has made a living at the keyboard for more than two decades as a journalist and corporate communications specialist. He currently writes for The Redmond Media Group, and is the principal of Herb Torrens Media Communications (HTMC), a media content shop specializing in Web and digital media. He is also involved in consulting role with a film project underway called “22nd Street.”


Birth Place
Orange, CA USA

2007 ADDY® Award for Website at the Annual American Advertising Federation, Inland Empire, Polaris Award for Writing 1999; Portfolio ADDY Award 1994; Potlatch Award of Excellence for Copywriting 1993; San Diego Fire Chiefs Assoc. Story of the Year 1985.

Additional Information

Check for future links to my new book "Dance of the Blue Chameleon" which may be published on-line this year. Also, the film documentary "22nd Street" is in the works and contains excellent footage of 1960s surfing and interviews with the surfers of the day.

Favorite Links

Paraffin Chronicles
Do you think today's world-wide surfing culture was born out of those campy "beach party" movies in the early 60s? Think again, and meet some of the real people who helped evolve the once idyllic sport into a lifestyle of phenomenal proportion. Wax up with Paraffin Chronicles and ride the wave of the 1960s with noted surfer and author Herb Torrens.

Dance of the Blue Chameleon
Dance of the Blue Chameleon is a fast paced romp through North County San Diego in the mid-1980s. It was a time when people and things were a little wild and were about to change in a big way.

Chameleon Chronicles
A weekly blog about the life and times, and books, sometimes.

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