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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Writer/director Rob Williams Making Gay Murder Mystery

Guest House Films, led by writer/director/producer Rob Williams and producer Rodney Johnson, will soon begin production of a gay murder mystery in Tampa, Florida. Out to Kill will involve gay men in a loft complex. They find a detective to help solve a murder there. Williams has planned a surprise ending, as well as photography that takes advantage of the tropical setting.

Guest House wants to enlist the financial assistance of viewers in making the film. Rewards include a mention in the credits, a DVD, a chance to pitch a screenplay, product placement, and much more, depending on the amount invested. Visit http://igg.me/at/outtokill/x/4500798 to learn more.

Many filmmakers have turned to Indiegogo and similar sites to connect with their viewers and make low-budget films possible. For example, J.T. Tepnapa used Kickstarter to help fund Judas Kiss and the upcoming thriller The Dark Place. A search of the word “gay” at Indiegogo.Com or Kickstarter.Com reveals several intriguing projects.

Out to Kill will be the seventh film from Guest House. Besides collaborating on their own works, partners Williams and Johnson have also released the documentary The Doctor’s Wife and two short film collections. Click the following links to read my reviews of three movies they made.

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Sons of Taldra, the First Three Chapters

The people of Valchondria face danger from one of their protectors and from an alien race of shapeshifters.

This novel takes place in the present, in an alternate dimension. Valchondria (Earth) had advanced to space travel but then banned it and stopped advancing. Degranon was a Valchondrian colony, and part of the reason for the ban.

Sons of Taldra is a stand-alone sequel to my published novel Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure. Watch for the first nine chapters to slowly appear online, leading up to the June 2014 release of the complete eBook.

Spoiler alert! The chapters after Chapter 1 reveal plot details from Degranon.

Most of the characters are people of color, and several of them are gay. However, I’m writing this novel for anyone who enjoys science fiction or fantasy. Native American storytelling inspired my depictions of the shapeshifters.

Sons of Taldra, Chapter 1 Draft

Sons of Taldra, Chapter 2 Draft

Sons of Taldra, Chapter 3 Draft

Keywords: gay scifi, sci-fi, science fiction, adventure, gay marriage, Degranon, Duane Simolke, Native American, First Nation, African American, black, Arabic, Indian, Hispanic, people of color, strong women, female leaders, space travel, health care, shapeshifters, aliens, teen heroes, new adult, diversity, social issues, alternate reality