As Much Protein as an Egg – Episode 1

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.

Talking Books and Sneakers on Local Radio

Have you been looking for a quick and fun listen? Haven’t heard from me in a while?

Well, here in the cold of December, I have a throwback to the summer heat and my interview on local radio station WRSI The River – “Where different is good.”

Here in the Pioneer Valley, we have a unique radio DJ who has reached super hero status. He’s named Monte Belmonte. That’s his name, he’s on the radio, AND he’s basically the most famous guy around. Really! That’s the power of Monte and radio here. We have that sort of small-town vibe. Even in 2020. Believe it.

This summer I met him, respected his kicks, which turned out to be thrift store specials, and we got to talking books and more. Turns out he became a fan of The Maltese Jordans.

Here’s the complete conversation during drivetime radio in the morning. Enjoy!

Upcoming Readings – The Maltese!

Are you in the vicinity of Boston, Cambridge, or Northampton, MA? How about New York City, NY?

If you’re near any of the above, I’d love to see you at one of the three readings I have coming up.

1) Friday, April 26th – Easthampton, MA – 6:30 PM

White Square Bookstore, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton, MA

Evite Link / Facebook Event 

2) Monday, April 29th – Cambridge, MA – 7:00 PM

Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge, MA

Event link / Facebook Event 

3) Tuesday, May 14th – New York City – 6:30 PM

The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren St., NYC, NY

mysteriousbookshop.com / Facebook Event 

Come on out! These will be fun events. Part reading, part Q&A, all Party!

New Releases! (Re-Releases!)

If you’ve been following my work on Patreon and my new thread Adventures in Indie Publishing, you know that I’ve gotten the titles back to my Jack Palms novels. Well, after much work, debate, and new covers (Exciting!), I’m ready to announce that new eBook AND print editions of Jack Wakes Up and This Is Life are here!

Yes sir! You can get these sweet new covers on re-issued content of Jack Wakes Up and This Is Life using the links below. Check ’em out!

Jack Wakes Up     Amazon US: Print  eBook      Amazon UK: Print eBook

This Is Life           Amazon US: Print  eBook      Amazon UK: Print eBook

I’ll have more coming soon, including Young Junius, Czechmate, then….

THE MALTESE JORDANS!

Stay tuned!

Update for End of March: Get your Jordans NOW!

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!

Upcoming Classes in 2018

Seth_Harwood_Portrait_12-15-17This winter I have two classes coming up: the first online and the second local to the Pioneer Valley (Central Mass.)
1) Online Course: The Gripping Read at LitReactor
Dates: Jan 23 to Feb 20th   Place: Fully online
You know the feeling when the sense of reading falls away, and you find yourself completely immersed in a book’s action? I’ll show you how to write like that: Engage readers. More here at LitReactor.
2) Local course in Central Mass: 8-Week Intro to Fiction Workshop
Dates: Mondays from Feb 5 to March 26th.    Time: 7-9PM.        Place: Williamsburg, MA
In this course, you will produce creative work of your own and learn how to discuss and critique the work of others. More here from the Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop.
I hope you’ll come join me to learn more about writing craft, stories, and fiction in general. We’ll be doing a lot to discuss the writer-reader connection.
You can also find more of my teaching options and private sessions here via my Patreon page. (Look to upper level rewards.)
I’m also teaching a monthly office hour on the last Friday of the month. Sign up here to get notices about that. It’s FREE!
 

Craft of Fiction Seminar in June

pvww-new-logoTuesday nights this month I’ll be teaching a seminar on the craft of fiction at my new local: The Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, a new endeavor started by Joy Baglio within the past year. For writers in my new adopted home area of Northampton, MA and its environs, this will be a wonderful new opportunity to meet, write, share, and learn. More here: pioneervalleywriters.org

Fiction Writing: The Craft of Connecting with Readers

In this course, students will focus on writing the kind of clean and gripping prose they’ve loved to read their whole lives. You know the feeling when a sense of reading falls away and you find yourself immersed in a book’s action, tied to the narrator’s struggle, and watching each scene unfold in your mind’s eye? That’s the kind of prose we’ll be working toward creating in this class.
Our first and possibly most surprising lesson: You don’t need a fascinating, multi-layered outline or a stellar plot concept to write like this. Instead we’ll be looking at how writer and reader connect, and build the craft elements necessary to pull readers in and to keep them eagerly turning pages. Students will develop work through exercises in the use of dialogue, visual action, and creating three-dimensional characters in scenes. This class meets four times. Open to writers of all levels and genres.
Signup here: http://www.pioneervalleywriters.org/writing-classes.html