Keith Hartman


Keith Hartman grew up in Huntsville Alabama, where he was a weird little boy who didn’t fit in. He went to Princeton University, where he was supposed to study economics and instead spent all his time on theater courses. He then started a PhD in Finance at Duke, before realizing that he just couldn’t spend the rest of his life teaching MBA’s how to screw each other. So he ran away to be a writer.

His parents were thrilled.

He sold his first short story to a tiny magazine that went out of business, and his first book to Rutgers University, which did not.

He moved to Los Angeles a few years ago to direct low budget movies. It turns out that everyone in Hollywood is stark raving mad.

And Keith fits right in.

His first novel, THE GUMSHOE, THE WITCH, AND THE VIRTUAL CORPSE won two Spectrum Awards and was picked as one of the "Eight Best Mysteries of the Year" by THE DROOD REVIEW.

He just shot his first feature film, YOU SHOULD MEET MY SON! It's a fish-out-of water comedy about a conservative Southern mom who discovers that her only son is gay. Determined that he won't go through life alone and miserable, she sets out to find him the perfect husband.

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What's new in 2010?
Keith's new projects for 2010-- the feature film, the new book, and the next gay marriage PSA.


You Should Meet My Son! (Screenplay for the Feature Film)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,220. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2010. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy
Mae just wants to see her son happily married. She's introduced him to every eligible girl in their small southern town, but he never hits it off with them. Finally, Mae learns the shocking truth: Her son is gay! Well, she may be old fashioned, but her son won't go through life alone and miserable if she has anything to say about it! But where to find the right man for him? Shot in Nov 2009.
Gumshoe Gorilla
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 126,640. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Drew Parker is back! It started as a simple case involving a deaf girl and her cheating boyfriend. Who turned out to be an actor, one of five brothers cloned from the frozen corpse of a dead movie star. And then came the male prostitute, the KGB, and the vampire sex cult. At least Drew has his Wiccan partner, Jen, to help. If she’ll just stop all the practical jokes-- and the dating advice.
The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 196,740. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
By 2034, the American melting pot is about to boil over. A series of satanic crimes has the city of Atlanta on edge. As the police try to prevent panic, a gay detective searches for his kidnapped partner, a televangelist senator grabs for power, and a wiccan journalist hunts for the boy at the center of it all. Benji, a baptist kid in a world of trouble. Good thing his new girlfriend is a witch.

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