Interview with Bill Orton

What is "post gender" fiction?
The author is not the only writer who sees characters as being defined by things OTHER then their body, but these may be the first novels to use the phrase, "post gender." Lori Lewis is an athlete and soldier. Courage and determination are not defined by gender. December Carrera falls in love with Lori, and the two face the ordinary challenges that every couple faces. Love and beauty are not determined by gender. Sadly, the "post gender" genre seems mostly an act of fiction, as people wrongly see the body as the definition of life itself.
What is "Angel Baby," the latest book?
Lori Lewis and December Carrera are married, but immediately become the whipping victims of a violent sexual predator. Senator Dick Bomber attacks Sergeant Lewis, and uses social media to slur her wife. Hatred is used as a tool to press forward a presidential campaign. The novel coins a phrase, of "Dick Bomber," as being the hidden beast on par with Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde.
Why does "Angel Baby" have Groucho, Chico and Harpo?
The three Jewish Angel Brothers weave together three stories. Groucho orders Nixon's Ghost to teach a total dork how to be great in politics. Harpo drives or rides the vehicles -- a motorcycle, or gargoyles -- across scenes. And Chico becomes a black cat who protects two women in love. Since hatred is ripping America apart, absurd humor seems a better way to lighten the spirit.
Why is Nixon a ghost
Because he's dead. Nixon's Ghost is the principal character, and must learn to rise above his own shit, if he ever is to be freed from the realm of Limbo. Since that realm was closed forever by the last Pope, Nixon's Ghost is the last soul trapped there. If he teaches a complete dork how to be great, he will be given the chance to resign again, and he is begging to do so.
Why is a dork the hero of three novels?
Larry van der Bix won the lottery. He spins victory into a political campaign, which he also wins. He rides a horse across America, and everybody learns about him. But that doesn't mean he isn't a complete twit who can barely function in daily life. It laughter is the way to tell a story, the lead character should trip on his own feet.
Which book should I read first?
Read #1 last, as "Hope for Change" is the first novel completed by the author, and as nice as finishing a book feels, it's not very good. It's fun if you like the second ("Invisible Wars") and third ("Angel Baby"). The author suggests, "Start backward."
How come these books are free?
The author is not tearing down trees for crappy fiction, and thus if anyone wishes to read these absurd novel, go right ahead. If a publisher steps forward and an agent gets these stories into higher use, that's great. But the only way to put a book into the hands of a reader is to write it.
And Joe Biden is a coincidence?
Joseph F. Biden Jr would seem to be someone we know, but the past Vice President has a different middle initial. What a stunning coincidence. In the third book, the tall, thin Black man who is the boss for Joe Biden has only one name -- the President.
Will the President be mad that you call him Dick Bomber?
"Angel Baby" first appeared in 2014, long before anyone could believe who politics would be shaped in the coming presidential election. The sexual predator of Dick Bomber was exactly that -- a hate-spitting violent beast who attacked women and ran for president. While the author did a major editing of the original text to add the Jewish Angel Brothers, none of the earlier scene fundamentally changed, and most remained. So while Dick Bomber is a name that bears stunning resemblance to politics as we know it, the coincidence is precisely that -- a coincidence.
Should we waste our time reading these "post gender" books?
"Lambchop Battles the Sexist Pigs" was a writing exercise after suffering a stroke, and isn't particularly good. And "Hope for Change" was the first novel, and while fun, it is weakly structured. If writing is like baseball teams, the "Lambchop" and "Hope" books are Single As, barely handling fundamentals. But the "Invisible Wars" book is a solid Triple AAA work, and the "Angel Baby" is headed to the World Series.
Published 2018-09-25.
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Books by This Author

Love and Hate in America -- Lambchop Battles the Sexist Pigs
Series: 'Post Gender' fiction, (2016). Price: Free! Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
What happens when hate wins the presidency? Ask school children, who watch clowns dance and dragons blow fire in the White House. Ask two married women, who march to meet President Dick Bomber. (Wait, who?) Ask Fat Cats, the Kluster of Kaboose Klams and Vladdy Vlad Vlad eating at the trough. Outrageous!!! The novel? Reality?? Or Hell itself??? LOVE it!!! HATE it!!! But it's FREE!!!
Angel Baby
Series: 'Post Gender' fiction, (2015). Price: Free! Words: 106,730. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
What happens when a hater runs for president? The story of Senator Dick Bomber -- like Jeckle and Hyde -- ain't just fiction. A violent sexual predator with eyes on the presidency tortures two women and uses hate as his tool of division during a confirmation hearing. Even a drunken Vice President Joe Biden offers an alternatives to an anti-politician running as Hater-in-Chief. FREE!!!
Dreams Of A Lottery Winner
Series: 'Post Gender' fiction, (2014). Price: Free! Words: 79,880. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Love and courage outrank hate and domination, as a female soldier and her wife are chased by violent sexual predators. Only when bombs fall as the lovers kiss does true heroism prevail. Congressman Dick Bomber -- like Jeckle and Hyde -- ain't just fiction, as his brutal domination trumps peace. Does the new genre of "post gender" fiction give a brighter future? Have fun finding out. FREE E-BOOK!
Hope For Change... But Settle for a Bailout
Series: 'Post Gender' fiction, (2012). Price: Free! Words: 101,890. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Romance » General
Are times so hard in America that everyone just wants a bailout? Larry wins the lottery, posing the question: Does it change you? This absurd novel speaks to the gap between rich and poor, the collapse of the financial system, and is wrapped in a lesbian love story, a tale of the London Olympics, and how one retains honor and dignity in hard times.
Lilac's Book: Random Advice & Hippy Values, for Ages 12 to Adult
Price: Free! Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Philosophy » New age philosophy
Written by a father as a gift for his daughter, topics are in random order and range from "Hope" and "Tomatoes" to "Drugs," "Sex," "Relationships," and "Religion." Includes extensive reader comments and links to the author and website for the online version of the book.