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!

Booked Presents: An Evening with Seth Harwood

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

The Maltese Jordans – 01 (Now FREE!)

Episode 01 is free now — Three Chapters — live and direct for your ears! 

What if Michael Jordan played one secret pickup game in summer 1996 to pay off a debt so big it would get him banned from the NBA for life?

Follow Jack Palms on a hunt from San Francisco to Hawaii and back across the country as he tracks the one man who knows the truth and has the shoes to prove it, a felon who just skipped bond to chase his dream — and the mythical pair of sneakers that can only go by one name.

Want more? Go on and follow THIS LINK to get Episode 2 free over at Patreon. That’s right, go ahead and double-up on your Jack Palms today!!

Want more? Here’s:


Short Story: To the Bone

41oFurbtTcLHere’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.

Chapter 1: THE MALTESE JORDANS (free)

IMG_0294JACK PALMS is BACK! And now for the first time, Chapter 1 of The Maltese Jordans is free for you to download, listen to, share, and crow about to all your friends!
Feel free to share this post. After you listen here to chapter 1 (click to listen or right-click to download) you can head over to my page at Patreon OR go right to this page:

THE MALTESE JORDANS – Episode 1 is HERE

to hear all of episode 1, 3 chapters, all free for your ears! Take the story out, give it a test-drive and see what you think before you buy, purchase, support right there on the Patreon page. Go on! What have you got to lose?
So here’s your boy, working on a new publishing model for audiobooks, asking you to come along for the ride. Enjoy!
See links below for sharing. Thanks.

Denis Johnson Craft Lecture

112299617-30232943In 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
 

Replay of The Maltese Jordans / Patreon Q&A and Hangout

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This is the audio replay of the Q&A on April 26, 2017. Click here to download or listen (or right-click to download).
In this audio, I talk a bit at the open about what you’re getting, what’s coming up, and give a new pre-release pitch for THE MALTESE JORDANS.
Thanks to Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff  for the quickie intro at the open. It’s great to hear from an old friend in the game. I’ll have more from him coming up soon for you. What a voice on that guy!
Included content in this episode:

  • Short history of my publishing career.
  • Why I’m using Patreon now.
  • Updates on what’s to come in the near future.
  • Pitch content and new info about THE MALTESE JORDANS
  • I answer some cool listener questions
  • AND…
  • Pre-release reading of the first chapter of the book.

Enjoy! Want to go ahead and get in on a Patreon subscription for upcoming work? Go here.
You can also see links in the video here of my process in Scrivener, a tour of the Patreon page, all the funny faces, my sneakers, and more.
 


Full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kVB8_SnDS4M