Here’s a new podcast for you! In these strange times of COVID isolation, do you want a new serialized story?
I have one for you, an all new FREE podcast for you of my novella As Much Protein as an Egg — the Director’s Cut! 😉
You can listen to Episode 1 here.
I’m distributing it via Patreon, Shoutengine, Spotify, and other places, too. You can find all the links, subscribe, and get your other episodes here.
Is this thing on? This episode presents ch. 2-3 of the unedited version of the novel, the director’s cut — now with more ethnic humor! Hooray!
Listen to Episode 2 here!
Enjoy! Kindly let me know how you’ve been.
One of my favorite podcasts, Booked., reviewed The Maltese Jordans last week, giving it five stars! Times two!
Truly. Both of the hosts of this awesome, long-running crime / literary review podcast gave “The Full Five” to my new novel. I was and am psyched!! I’ve been a listener for a long time and have never heard them give double fives before.
It’s a fun listen. So check it out. Even if they know nothing about sneakers, they did a hell of a good job of talking about the book. I’m honored!
Download the audio episode here to get all the current news from me on The Maltese Jordans audio, print version, and lots more coming soon!
Here’s the news: On April 1, the past episodes of The Maltese Jordans are going up to the $5 reward level. Now’s the time to hop in and download all the eps for just $3 a month AND that’ll keep you tuned in for the new content and updates. Enjoy!
Also, my next Office Hour is Coming Friday @3PM Eastern. Tune in!
Click here to listen or download this interview. Enjoy!
The fine folks of the Booked. Podcast were nice enough to have me on last month for a far-ranging conversation about: GI Joes, Publishing, the urge to write and where it comes from, podcasting history (my own and a general one), what I’m reading, and much more.
We also talked about Patreon and The Maltese Jordans. I hope you enjoy it.
If you’d like to hear more from Booked, including plenty of great discussions and reviews of contemporary crime novels all the time, find them here on the web and consider supporting them on Patreon here: patreon.com/booked
Here’s my Southern Gothic style story “To the Bone” for your ears.
Click here to download or listen.
This audio first appeared on CrimeWAV with guest host Mark L. Berry–my boy! Thanks, Mark!
“To the Bone” was first published in The Booked. Anthology back in 2013. Thanks much to the Booked. Podcast guys, who’re also on Patreon here.
Backstory on the story: I don’t know where this one came from, but I wrote it back in SF about 5 years ago. It feels very Faulkner-influenced and, since I’ve just picked up Go Down, Moses again for the first time in a LONG time, I thought of it. Where did these characters come from, Duncan and Estep? Neither of them PC or forgivable? Perhaps the story “Pantaloon in Black” holds the answer. Also, if you’re looking for a good read you could do a lot worse than to start there.
Anyway, that’s my background on this one and a reading tip for the month.
Thanks for listening! If you’d like to find more of my new audio work, head to my Patreon page here.
Click here to download or listen to the podcast.
Steve Owens is a longtime listener and fan of my work, an early and awesome Patreon supporter and a podcaster in his own right. He runs the Fascination Street Podcast, which you can find here: http://fascinationstreetpod.com
Alex Hernandez is his podcasting partner you’ll hear. He runs a separate podcast, Finding Stax (http://findingstax.com/)
In our interview we cover:
- my recent connection with the real residents of the Young Junius towers
- the genesis and depth of my recent obsession with Jordans —Revealed!
- a proper consideration of Patreon post pace and content
- and much, much more!
I hope you enjoy it.
Did you know that The Maltese Jordans has already reached episode 4? You start listening yet?
Episode 4 is here! [Patreon Link]
If you have, THANKS! If not, here’s the link to get you started: patreon.com/sethharwood
In 1999 I had the good fortune to study with one of my heroes, the novelist and short story writer Denis Johnson. This happened at a workshop put on by the University of Montana at a place called Yellow Bay on Flathead Lake.
I took a two-day train trip out of Boston, on Amtrak, and stepped off a train in Whitefish, Montana, spent the night there, and arranged for someone to drive me the rest of the way to the lake. A couple hours, I think.
During that week I met other writers and had a great time. But the highlight was meeting and actually becoming friends with my hero, Denis Johnson.
He liked the pieces I put up for workshop very much, chief among these “When They Were Calling You in for Dinner.” Late in the week, he took me aside. We walked along the shore of the lake, skipping rocks onto the water. He told me (and here I’m paraphrasing), “if you take care of your craft and focus on writing well, everything else will work out.” He said it much more succinctly, clearly, but that was the heart of it. In short, he gave me the confidence to write. Even more than that, he gave me the seed of a faith that this could work. Not the start, but perhaps a foundation of my belief.
He encouraged me to apply to graduate programs, and a year later I wound up at his alma-mater, the University of Iowa, and the Writers’ Workshop. We corresponded for a few years after that and I had the pleasure of being his Iowa City tour guide when he came to read in 2002.
He was a friend, a teacher, and a great writer–the author of Jesus’ Son and the National Book Award-Winning Tree of Smoke, among others.
And now we have lost him. May Denis Johnson rest in peace.
This summer I searched out the tape I bought of his “craft lecture” at that conference and found it, bought a small auto-reverse cassette walkman with a USB output, and I converted it to audio. I hope you’ll enjoy this. I certainly taught me a lot.
Click here to listen or right-click to download the file: http://shoutengine.com/SethHarwoodCrime/SethHarwoodCrime-1999-denis-johnson-craft-lecture-1999-37622.mp3