Enter The Drake

People, please meet the remarkable human being and cinematic wizard, Drake Woodall, who has graciously joined the Weird. Not Weird team. I will share more on Drake’s remarkable humanness later. First, let me say– Drake knows how to use a camera to tell a story. You’ve got to check the work on his website: https://drakewoodall.com/ Just look at this image:

 

 

 

Check out his multi-award winning short film Soot, currently entered in the New Jersey Film Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Drake will bring his cinematic eye to Weird. Not Weird. This is a true force multiplier in that it also frees up Allison Brooks to focus on her acting. Plus and plus. Which brings me to the remarkable human being portion of this blog. Let me tell you the story of how The Drake happened to become part of this crazy little production.

I’m sitting on the porch, exchanging emails with Ian Hayes, the actor who plays “Allison” before the gender swap. You’ll meet him a few days. Great guy.

So, in the middle of that, I get an email from Allison. She has a friend who’s a film maker who would like to help with the project. I ask to see some links. I need to see the work. It seems doubtful to me based on my interactions with Allison should would suggest someone who is less than awesome, but– this is a passion project. I’ve invested a lot of time. I don’t want just anyone coming on board.

I watch the links. I am going nuts. It’s really great stuff. Now, I’ve gone from “I’m not sure” to– I can’t afford this guy.

I call. I tell him I basically have no money. He says, “I just want to help my friend, Allison.”

That’s a good friend.

So, I am going to have trouble sleeping tonight. I am so fortunate and so excited that we will be bringing an even better show to the TG community! Keep checking for more updates!

Introducing Allison Brooks

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Introducing actress, model, photographer and former gymnast, Allison Brooks. who will play James Elkes in the upcoming web series Weird. Not Weird.

The man Allison plays, James, an entitled bro, feels so comfortable in his sense of male superiority he lacks any awareness of it. It’s a shock and a major challenge to his assumptions about the “weaker sex” when he finds himself just one of the girls.

Allison brings incredible talent and charisma to the role as well as invaluable skills as a photographer. In addition to playing James, Allison will also serve as director of photography, showing off her many talents as a true collaborator and partner in the creation of Weird. Not Weird.

Follow Allison on Instagram and get a sense of her skills as a photographer as well as her captivating eccentric energy.

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I’ll be posting more video and other updates updates, so keep checking in here to see what’s up. In the meantime, take a look at the opening credits! I hope you will join the party on Patreon!

 

 

I have found my man! (You’re gonna like her!)

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Hey, folks. Very excited to say I have found the perfect actor to play James Elkes, the man who gets gender swapped in my upcoming web series! A model and super talented actor, I can not wait for you all to meet him– I mean her.

 

Actually, I kind of have to wait as we have not signed the contracts yet. However, I am hoping we get all that nailed down by tomorrow, so look for a chance to meet the “man” of the hour tomorrow. What I can tell you now is that she auditioned by doing two key scenes, the first being the one where James first wakes up to discover that he now “looks like” a woman. I say looks like because James male ego struggles for a long time to accept that this is all real and that he has now become a member of the “weaker sex.”

 

This actress knocked it out of the park. She added so much to the scene that as a writer I was just on my feet applauding. I looked at quite a few actors for this role, sifting through hundreds of performers on Backstage. There were a lot of good ones. But this one is the ONE who is perfect for the part. One thing I love, and you will see this if you watch the show, is that she is fearless. Absolutely fearless.

 

Folks. Let me tell you something: you are going love this performer. She has talent!

 

Okay. I just couldn’t contain my excitement. Look for the big reveal tomorrow, as well as a little taste of the show! The Patreon will launch soon. I hope to see you all there so we can make incredible art together!

PATREON Fiction!

I’ve been writing. a lot about my webseries and for good reason: it’s really cool. I’ve written and rewritten the scripts, and it is going to be so much fun. However, the webseries is only part of my Patreon. The other part will consist of high quality and super fun gender swap fiction. You know, the old fashioned kind of stories made with words on a page?

 

And do I ever have something special for you! Welcome to Carrolwood Future Quantum Day School, where even the elite aren’t good enough. The students at Carrolwood make up the uber elite, and they all know it.The most elite of the uber elite, the smartest and most popular kids in the whole school are seniors Carl Bright and Sunni Lee. They hate each other. I mean, like, epic vampires versus werewolves level hate. Each intends to be named valedictorian of their class, and they expect their senior year to be another year of them competing for the top prize. But then, well, things go sideways. Carl begins to slowly change into a cute young woman,, while Sunni finds herself becoming a strapping young man.

 

Who is doing this? Why? Can it be stopped? Forced to work together, will the bitter rivals fall in love? Will Carl ever master the French braid? So many questions, and all of the answers will be coming soon!

 

Carrolwood will be a novel length story, released in weekly installments as one of the tiers on my Patreon account. I am working very hard on it, as I want it to be something really special for my patrons. Get your dancing shoes, people, because you are all invited to the TGK Party, and it is gonna be a blow out!

JUST A FEW MORE HOURS!

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Just a few more hours to go until the big Valentines Day drop!  I am so excited I don’t know if I will be able to sleep until I check Amazon and see it is released!  Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone, and I would love to hear back from you as you finish the book!  Please take the time to write a review!

Also, once the book has been out for a few weeks, I will be taking a pole regarding the fate of a certain character!  Based on your feedback, I will release a short story detailing that character’s fate, so stay tuned!

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Brother Belligerent Presale!

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Brother Belligerent, the shocking conclusion to The Shattered Isles Saga is now available for pre-order with a Valentine’s Day release date!  Yes, the stunning conclusion to the most brutal sibling rivalry ever recorded comes to its shocking conclusion!

Coming in at over 80,000 words, this is a fully developed novel.

One note!  Amazon does not make paperback books available for pre-order.  If you are planning to the buy the paperback, you should wait until it goes live.  I will submit it right around February 14th, so depending on Amazon it will be available that day or soon after.

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The First Reveal!

The release of the final book in The Shattered Isles series is only a few weeks away!  I am busily writing away, discovering scenes and moments in the lives of Serren, Pattenia and the whole cast of characters.  While I have steadfastly resisted numerous calls for spoilers from my devoted readers, I have decided to share a few little things in the weeks leading up to the release of the third book, beginning tonight with the cover and title!

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I would love to know your thoughts about the title and cover!  Let me know what you think.  Now, let me get back to Serren who was just about to…  ooops!  Almost gave one away there!

New Body Swap Series on Netflix

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Netfix has released a body swap series that borders on horror.  In this series, a cute and popular girl finds herself switched with an outcast, and we see things mostly from her perspective as she is shunned, mocked and humiliated by the kids in her school, many of whom were her friends when she was in her own body.

The show is disturbing in a powerful way, because of how much the girl suffers when she experiences what it is like to be an outcast.  I had expected it to be one of these stories where she proves that her soul is superior by transforming herself in her new body, but in fact, this show suggests that bad parents plus a lack of traditional good looks dooms her to outcast status.  It is, however, a love story, and we do see a character who is able to see who she is beneath the skin and whose love for her goes more than skin deep.

Excellent performances by the actors, and this is a well shot professional series.

Anyway, don’t want to give away too much, but if you are interested in getting into body swap stories that deal with bullying, status and teen-cruelty, this is the one for you.

SWITCHED ON NETFLIX

 

 

 

Regrooving the Dream

So, obviously to anyone who has been paying attention, this blog has not been flooded with content, high-quality or otherwise.  Why not?

Well, I lost sight of my goals.  When I started out with this blog and my first gender fluid YA Novel, Brother Bewitched, I had set a goal to bring gender bender fiction to a mass audience.  It was a slightly crazy ambition, as more than one person told me, but I felt like it was something important and worth pursuing, and I was determined to go after my goal.

Well, I am going to admit something embarrassing:  I gave up too easily.  Brother Bewitched found a small and awesome audience, but it did not break out in the way I hoped.  Ditto Brain Biters.  So, I let myself get discouraged and decided, hey, you tried.  So, just be happy with the readers you have and enjoy the success you did achieve.

I did do that, but, ya know what?  It just didn’t quite feel right, and after a great deal of soul searching I realized something:  I had created an artificial and limiting choice for myself.  In fact, I could be happy with the readers I had and enjoy that level of success, and I could ALSO keep pursuing that dream of bringing TG fiction to a mass audience.  So, that’s what I am recommitting to right now and in this public form.

I am going to work tirelessly to pursue my dream, and that means good things for YOU!  Because I believe one of the keys to that dream coming true is for me to give, and I am going to be sponsoring more giveaways, putting out free fiction and spreading total love all with the aim of selling, I can’t believe I am even saying this out loud in public, One Million Books! 

Yes.  That is my goal.  To see one million books in the next year.  Come join me!  And I will be keeping you posted as I progress toward this goal, sharing the lessons I learn along the way.

Keep on rocking, people!

Taylor OUT!

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Check out my promo video for The Shattered Isles Books, Brother Bewitched and Brother Bewildered!  It’s groovy!  And thanks to everyone who has been buying Brother Bewildered!  It was a blast to write, and I am so happy to see sooooo many people snapping up copies!!!  Rock on, people, and Stay Weird!!!!