Bill Orton


Bill Orton is a writer and political aide, living in southern California.

Smashwords Interview

This fourth book isn't done, obviously...
Didn't think I'd be writing a fourth novel, as I got my brain sliced open after a stroke. A year ago, I could barely read. It often takes me 10 minutes to hammer out a solid sentence. The initial writing began as a self-assessment exercise, to see whether I can write, edit, gut earlier work, and spin a story.

Now, hate won. What started as a n exercise is now central to the theme of my writing. I don't care about specific politics. What matters is a long winter of discontent.

The opening four chapters march two women across the White House, where President Dick Bomber lay passed out from drinking in the Oval Office.

This first 20,000-words is the opener. All the characters. All the settings. All the storylines. Get's kind of complex.

The middle section will be a romp. This book happens in one hour in the White House, but the opener had to show content that laid down life's complexity. Now, the romp is by quickly moving in the President's bubble... from the Oval Office across the West Wing and then to feed fat cats, skinheads, and Putinites at the golden trough.

The closer will be very short.

Overall, the full text will be available for Christmas.
Why do two women have sex all the time in your novels?
In "Post-Gender" novels, it doesn't matter who is in love.

People show graciousness by not caring who someone loves, except that love matters.

Sex is simply part of the wholeness of life, as is parenthood and work and food. Strip those away from novels, and the writing is just diatribe.
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Where to find Bill Orton online


Love and Hate in America -- Lambchop Battles the Sexist Pigs
Series: Hope for Change, (2016). Price: Free! Words: 19,610. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
What's the White House like when hate wins? Ask two married women who march across what now is called the "White Again House." Meet President Dick Bomber, known as Big Dick #1, who feeds skinheads, fat cats, and Putinites at the trough. Ask female staff in red-white-&-blue cocktail dresses about butchery, gluttony and deception. Even an Angel knows that America faces a Winter of Discontent.
Get Back on Joe Biden's Horse... A Novel of Money, War & Politics
Series: Hope for Change, (2015). Price: Free! Words: 82,750. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A FREE BOOK... Hate runs for president. A sexist pig attacks a soldier and a stripper to win votes in a culture war. A friend helps by riding a horse across America. How different the White House must feel, when even Nixon's Ghost look pretty darned good, as emcee at the first-ever "Lame Duck Masquerade Ball." “Hey-y-y,” just ask a VP dressed like Fonzi why magical realism is such a coincidence.
Dreams of a Lottery Winner
Series: Hope for Change, (2014). Price: Free! Words: 80,180. Language: American English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Set against the anger and greed of the Bush/Obama era, the characters of this novel must overcome fear's paralyzing grip. Olympic champion Lori Lewis rejoins the army, but must fight an invisible war, after a sexual assault. Her lover must overcome fear, to defeat a violent stalker ex-boyfriend. Back home, Lori's best friend, Larry, faces his own fear of people to become an unlikely politician.
Hope For Change... But Settle for a Bailout
Series: Hope for Change, (2012). Price: Free! Words: 101,670. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
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: 10,710. 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.

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