Book 2 in the Otto Digmore Series
"If we get caught, they'll throw us in jail. On the other hand, we'll have been involved in one of the craziest Hollywood stories I've ever heard, and maybe someone will want to turn *that* into a movie!"
Otto Digmore is back, still trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood (despite his facial scars), but frustrated by all the schemers who'll stab you in the back to get ahead. But then Otto's good friend Russel Middlebrook sells a screenplay, a heist movie set in the Middle Ages — and Otto has been cast in an important supporting role! For twelve weeks, Otto and Russel will be on location together in England and Malta.
Problem is, once production is underway, it quickly becomes clear that the director is ruining Russel's script. If the movie ends up being the bomb that both Otto and Russel expect it to be, it could destroy both their Hollywood careers forever.
But Otto and Russel aren't willing to take that chance. Together, they hatch a crazy plan to make a good movie behind the director's back. But how far are they willing to go to save their careers? Are they willing to become exactly the kind of scheming backstabbers they always said they hated? And what happens if the two of them disagree?
The Otto Digmore Decision is partly a caper story, partly a humorous Hollywood satire. It’s also an inside look at the struggles of anyone “different,” and it’s even something of a love story, except it’s one between two friends.
More than anything, The Otto Digmore Decision proves the old adage about creative pursuits: the most interesting drama always happens behind the scenes!
Praise for Brent Hartinger:
“Hits the narrative sweet spot."
— NPR's All Things Considered
— USA Today
"Touching and realistic...hilarious."
— Kirkus Reviews
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About the Author
BRENT HARTINGER is a novelist and screenwriter. His twelve novels include the 2003 gay teen classic GEOGRAPHY CLUB, which was adapted as a feature film in 2013.
Nine of Brent’s screenplays have been optioned for film, and four are currently in various stages of development, including PROJECT PAY DAY, a teen caper story based on his own novel, now in post-production for a 2020 release.
Brent currently has no permanent address, and instead continuously travels the world with his husband, writer Michael Jensen. Their "digital nomad" journey, which has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in Forbes, is documented on their website BrentandMichaelAreGoingPlaces.com.