In Broad Daylight - 1: Introducing Jess Harding

THIS is your introduction to FBI agent Jess Harding: smart, tough and on her way to Alaska to track down a serial killer. Listen up, peeps! It all starts here.

Click to listen now. Or right-click to download.

If you're new to podcast fiction, welcome to the world of free audiobooks released weekly like old-time serialized pulp crime novels. Now's a great time for you to look at our FREE subscription options and get the content delivered automatically to your computer each week as soon as it comes out. From Facebook, iTunes and Google, to right through your email address, you can get all the goods without ever having to come back and visit this site. Though you'd want to, wouldn't you? Why not create a login for yourself in case you want to contribute a comment or two in the forums--you'll also be included in my infrequent newsletters posts. Also, don't forget you can always use the handy contact tab at the upper left to email me your thoughts directly. I'll be more than happy to hear from you.

For everyone else, YES! I am back, it's been too long and it's time to listen up, spread the word, tell ONE friend about it. Not more. We want to keep this under our hats.

New Fiction: Jordan in the Time of Cold War

Crime fans Unite! We're back with an all new story by *yer boy* Seth Harwood. Click here to listen to "Jordan in the Time of Cold War."

This story will be featured in the September issue of Crime Factory. Check out the August issue here and lots more from an awesome pulp online pub!!

I'm pumped to be back and have a lot of news to spread, including:

  1. The upcoming print release of JACK PALMS II: THIS IS LIFE!! It's coming your way in September through Kickstarter and then in October as an eBook and Amazon.com print release. Listen up for more on that.
  2. Lots of news/talk about this Kickstarter event, that's likely to start on Sept. 8!! Get ready to cop your low-number copies of the special edition JP2!
  3. In Broad Daylight - My new Jess Harding thriller/mystery about an FBI manhunt for a woman-chopping serial killer in Alaska! Starts Sept 1 and comes at you every week as a new, free podcast novel.
  4. My new Facebook Author page! Holla over there and give it some "Like" to stay tuned.
  5. What else? Listen up and find out. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

More from me in the coming weeks. For now, this is your boy... out! Also, I'd love to hear from you. Drop a line.

 

I'm Back and Writing!

Lots of good news to share this week and ideally every week from now on, pending a vacation soon. Listen up HERE to get all the deets. 

Quick recap: 1) I'll be hitting you in the ear with more new fiction soon! Coming ASAP!!

2) I'll be running a Kickstarter campaign in September to bring more books through production and for sale on Amazon. This will be your first chance to get awesome special edition copies of THIS IS LIFE. 

3) I'm looking for a few good reviews of Triad Death Match and Young Junius. If you do 'em or want to, I'll give you the ebook FREE!! Contact me.

4) We've got some new work happening on the site. Hope you dig the new look. Thanks there to Jason Andrews!!

5) Thanks to Lee Dal Monte for audio production/editing on this episode!

6) Check out Frank Bill's new story collection Crimes in Southern Indiana: Stories. It's awesome, he's awesome, and I've read it already. It's HOT! You'll also see upcoming snips of these stories in Playboy, so tell 'em you heard it here first! 

Last up? Well... you'll have to listen and find out!

But mainly, I'm back, people. Let's do this.

More on Writing

I've been starting back to the desk at regular intervals and am pushing my word counts again, which means more new content on the way. Hope you're pumped! I'm looking to have some goods for you by Fall (sept).

As I got going with the process of putting pen to paper (fingers to keys), I wrote a few pieces on the act of writing. In addition to my last post, here are a few short pieces I posted on Scribd

First is Why I Write, which was covered in my last blog post. To follow up on that, I posted "More on Writing" or Why Write (Part II) and then this very short pieces on starting up the mind muscle exercise of regularly writing, "Like Running."

More to come in this vein soon, perhaps, but mostly I'm working on a new novel that you'll have to hear to believe. It's gonna be a rocking fall for you to listen. Stay tuned around here!

Why I Write

Yes, it's high time I started posting here again. Never fear, I'm back. I have a new short crime story that I plan to share soon as audio and for today, I have this piece on writing that I recently posted here on Scribd.com.

I plan to give you more audio soon. For now, enjoy the read.

          Why We Write

Of course you could go outside. Take the dog and do what any normal person would do on a nice afternoon: go sit in the sun. But there’s something different about a writer. Something else that makes a person sit inside on a beautiful day, wake up and do work on one project or another without any sign of payment.

There are always other things you could do, even ways to earn money. Instead, you sacrifice relationships, push away loved ones and demand time to yourself. You leave friends at the bar, make your life boring in the name of ritual, trying to stay clean.

Others will earn more money doing anything you can think of—hawking cars, making sales, sitting in offices, betting on stocks—and spend free time in excitement, travel, getting drunk, doing wild stunts.

Maybe it’s foolishness. No one says writers are saints, not by a long shot. But you try to survive and carry on, do your level best to make it through another day and come back to the desk again tomorrow.

Who knows if this road is wise? Once taken, there are places to get off. Perhaps you think of them, sitting at the desk on a cold, damp morning. Maybe you even regret. But you won’t think about this when you’re writing.

JPII in Da House!!

click to enlarge, son!click to enlarge, son!Eat your heart out, youngsters! Here it is and coming to YOU soon...

As they say in France, "Ooh la la la la..."

You've seen this picture before, TWICE now, and both times it's meant awesome literary goodness coming to you for your reading pleasure. And THIS IS LIFE will NOT disappoint! This edition features the original stories from both JP2 and JP3 (podcasts) and is edited, boiled down, bettered, all the good stuff!

So never fear and be ready to pony up them bennies later on in the summer as the release rolls out in early fall. More to come and much more exciting info on the way to you soon. The kid is back. --Yer boy.

No More of Dog Harwood

This is no more blog for dog Harwood. Now is blog for Alexi Akakievich. I run blog.

You read this you do not like? Tell me so at bottom. I do not read.

Triad Death Match Now out as ebook!

Jack Palms returns in Triad Death Match to help Jane Gannon tear down a Chinese Triad-run Death Match/kumite tournament in the heart of San Francisco's Chinatown.

You heard it here first this fall, and now the book's out on all e-book formats for you to go and grab up--cheap!

Hear me pimp the ebook now!

Links/places to order: Amazon for Kindle, B & N Nook

Smashwords, where you can get it for Kindle, Nook, Palm, Prius, you name it! Guess what? You can also get it now on Goodreads!

Anything I haven't offered? Contact me and I'll figure it out.

If you haven't already heard the podcast, you can check out all the episodes for free here.

Otherwise, if you've already listened, please drop a review here on Amazon, Goodreads, or Smashwords. Thanks!! More to come soon!

Sigler's ALL-PRO Goes Live!

Hey, I know you've heard of that dude Scott Sigler, right? Yeah, I know his writing stinks and you're not into that inter-galactic shit anyway... but... in case you don't feel that way, then head on over HERE to order his AWESOME new GFL book THE ALL-PRO today!

When you do, use the code SETH to save you some bucks!

That's right, you know you'll love it. That means you!!

Right on. Don't sweat the technique. Audio invitation to partake in this purchasing frenzy on the way soon.

Yer boy

(PS: Click on the last link to see the original booty butt-cheeks video.)

Interviewed by Jay Stringer for Do Some Damage

Today Jay Stringer and the good folks over at Do Some Damage podcast--a great collaborative blog effort that provides "an inside look at crime fiction"--have me on to talk about YOUNG JUNIUS. We cover its writing process, the influences, current crime fiction trends, and of course my rise to notoriety on the web due to my own podcasts.

Since you folks are certainly familiar with all of this, you might want to skip ahead here and there. But the opening is a gas.

Anyway, check it out!

Click here to download/listen to the interview.

Big thanks to Jay and to Steve Weddle for having me on! If you haven't already, head over to CrimeWAV episode 64 to hear Steve's story "Walkaways." Oh, you might also like the straight Do Some Damage blog, which is here.

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