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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Gay Writing

Writing helped me explore gay issues. Now I love writing about characters who just happen to be gay.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Two Talented Men Dance to Singing in the Rain, Putting on the Ritz


FESTIVAL CIRQUE DE DEMAIN (Cirque Phenix, Paříž, Francie)

Ukrajinské duo Shcherbak a Popov se poprvé pořádně zviditelnili na Ukrajina má talent v roce 2010. Pak to již šlo ráz na ráz. Následovaly světové cirkusové festivaly v Monte Carlo a předvedli se samozřejmě jak jinak v Cirque de Demain v Paříži. O angažmá nyní nemají nouzi a dokud se nějak nezraní, budou dál vydělávat několik tisíc za scénu. V době krize vynikající kšeft!

Posted by Marek Cibulka on Sunday, November 17, 2013

Friday, September 25, 2015

KC Give It Up

Dance music from the early 1980s! A bit of a scifi/fantasy twist for the music video.

One of KC & the Sunshine Band's most beautiful songs is the hit Please Don't Go.

Friday, August 21, 2015


If something is neither here nor there, where is it? If someone says I'm not all there, does that mean I'm all here?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Jim Provenzano - Author: Stonewall: Getting History Right, and Wrong

Outside the Stonewall Inn, June 1969.   The new film Stonewall has become the object of ridicule and preemptive boycotts over claims ...

Read more: Jim Provenzano - Author: Stonewall: Getting History Right, and Wrong

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Even an alien invasion can’t stop Telius from marrying the man he loves. Gay-themed scifi.

Alien invasion delays gay wedding in upcoming Sons of Taldra novel.

This stand-alone sequel to Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure will focus more on the gay relationships, but will feature just as much scifi action. It will also still feature strong female characters and a cast that’s mostly people of color. I hope to finish the revisions in late 2015.

Search #SonsOfTaldra.

Keywords: gay marriage, love is love, LGBT, POC, Native American, diversity, DiversityInSFF, strong females, space epic, romance.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Music Video About Growing Up Gay in a Hostile Environment.

Official Music Video for the single by Irish singer/songwriter Ryan Dolan, Start Again. Also check out Fall to the Floor

#suicide #comingout #lgbt #gayyouth #teamgay #inspiration #gay

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sense8 - Official Trailer - Netflix [HD]

Sense8 is a new science fiction series from the Wachowskis (The Matrix​)​ and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5). The cast includes Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Tina Desai, Doona Bae, Aml Ameen, Max Riemelt, Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews, Terrence Mann, Freema Agyeman, Alfonso Herrera, Erendira Ibarra, Adam Shapiro, Ness Bautista​, and ​​​Joe Pantoliano.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Divine Magazine: LGBTQ News, Entertainment, Book Promotion, & Much More!

Visit Divine Magazine for the latest in LGBTQ news, interviews, movies, music, books, links, and much more.

From the “About” page:

“Divine Magazine is an online magazine and a social networking website, tailored specifically for the LGBTQ community and anyone who supports the rights of its members. In addition to the latest in breaking news on topics of special interest to the LGBTQ community, we also post interviews with a variety of interesting people. This includes artists, musicians, authors, dancers and actors who work within and support this diverse population.”

The interactive blog also provides free promotion for gay books.

Please see their page for Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.

Use the labels below this entry to find more resources.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Readers and Writers Meet at Cold Coffee Cafe

Visit Cold Coffee Cafe

Use the labels below this entry to find more resources. Keywords: book promotion, readers, writers, authors, books, social networking, #AmWriting, #AmReading.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Free Book Promotions, Part 2

I recently suggested this site.

FreeBookPromotions.Com promotes books, blog tours, giveaways, and more in all genres. Follow them on twitter, where they often tweet or retweet book details. They also include a helpful blog with tips for readers and writers.

Currently, one of their most popular listings is Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.

Find more reader/writer resources via the labels just under this post, and please keep checking back for more.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Search Science Fiction and Fantasy Database by "Gay," "Race," "Disability," and Many Other Diversity Tags

All Our Worlds: A Database of Diverse Fantastic Fiction.

The webmaster's description follows.

"Welcome to my database of science fiction and fantasy books that demonstrate diversity in sexuality/gender, race, disability, and other aspects. My hope is that this will both promote existing but less well-known books, and inspire authors to write more and publishers to make them available. I feel that too much time and effort is spent criticizing whatever's currently popular, sometimes to the extent of nitpicking, for not having enough diversity instead of finding the books that do and celebrating them. More are being published every day- and the best way to encourage them is to talk about these books."

I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I read?

SciFi Adventure with Twins who are Gay Teens and People of Color. Read about Degranon and other gay-themed books at LeeWind.Org, voted Best GLBT Book Blog for 2009 and 2011!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

EBook Universe: #BookPromo #FindEBooks

EBook Universe: "Discover your next favourite book here on EBook Universe. Take a look at the Free kindle books page and get a free read for your kindle. Are you an indie author? Then visit the indie author sign up page to get your ebooks listed."

Friday, January 23, 2015

"A brilliant new adult paranormal romance with action, adventure, suspense and supernatural fantasy. "

#IndieBooksBeSeen: More Than Just a Hashtag

Bloggers, booktubers, readers, and writers should visit the interactive new blog #IndieBooksBeSeen. Join a network of indie book supporters, or just read about some new authors. The blog also encourages participation through scavenger hunts, retweets, book giveaways, book review writing, and much more.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Free Book Promotions

I used FreeBookPromotions.Com to promote one of my books. Details from their site:

“Free book promotions is a small contribution to the indie and small press authors. Reviews, mentions, retweets and shares can make all the difference to the success.

“This site is my way of saying thank you to for all the wonderful indie books I’ve read since buying my kindle a few years ago. Listing on here is free, regardless of whether your indie book is free or paid, as is promotion of blog tours and giveaways.”

They created a page for my book Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure.

I have found many other author sites over the years that helped me reach an audience. Click the label “Writer Resources,” under this post. Please check back here and follow my Twitter account for more news of interest to authors and readers. I often trade retweets with other writers.

Please also help spread the word about my comedy eBook, which is free at and Smashwords.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Sky Is Always Falling in This West Texas Town!

From romantic comedy to razor-sharp satire to moments of quiet reflection, these tales transform a fictional West Texas town into a tapestry of human experiences.

“Acorn”: When we arrive at the fictional West Texas town of Acorn, the narrative keeps shifting between Regina and Dirk, who both seek control over their relationship.

“Flip, Turn”: A different scene from the narrator's amusing but unproductive life comes to him every time he turns to swim in the opposite direction.

“Keeping A Secret”: A little boy wants to shield his mother and his little brother from a dangerous situation.

“Survival”: A young high school teacher (both deaf and gay) clashes with a popular football coach.

“Paying The Rent”: In this politically incorrect tale, an inarticulate young man hopes to marry a rich woman so he can pay the rent, but he finds her repulsive.

“Morgana Le Fay”: A widow finds her new romance disrupted by her Siamese cat's strange behavior.

“Your Daughter”: Gretchen's approach to raising a daughter and maintaining a marriage requires ignoring problems and carefully orchestrating conversations.

“Knock”: A father sees his daughter abandon her Mexican heritage, and he now fears other types of abandonment.

“Come With Me”: The conflicting influence of her overbearing sister and her supportive husband forces Becky to re-evaluate her ambitions.

“Dead Enough”: Farcical look at English departments, tabloid TV, the publishing industry, and America's superstar culture.

“Mae”: Standing by her husband's grave, an elderly woman looks back at the joys and challenges of marriage and motherhood.

“Timothy Fast”: In this satirical retelling of the Faustian myth, a Jewish businessman finds himself pulled into small-town politics.

“Mirrors: A Blackmail Letter”: The owner of an art gallery becomes the target of a “family values” witch-hunt, spear-headed by Acorn's closeted (and supposedly “ex-gay”) mayor.

“Echoes”: A time of unexpected changes for Becky and her husband.

“Oak”: Julie Briggs can only talk to her mother by leaving messages on her answering machine, but she refuses to give up her voice.

“Acorn Pie”: An unusual weekend in the life of an unusual town.

Rave Reviews!

“A lush tangle of small-town life branches out in this engrossing collection of short stories.” –Kirkus Reviews

“The ability to depict such a wide cross section of humanity, including details of each character’s breadth of knowledge and experience, takes a talented, insightful author, and Duane Simolke is such a writer.” –E. Conley, Betty’s Books

“There are people that you like, some that you can't wait to see if they get theirs.” –Joe Wright, StoneWall Society

“When you finish, when you put the book aside, Acorn will still be with you.” –E. Carter Jones, author of Absence of Faith


Like my books Degranon and Holding Me Together, The Acorn Stories received a StoneWall Society Pride in the Arts Award.