Seth Harwood is creating Crime Fiction, Audiobooks, and Writing Courses
64

patrons

$484
per month
Thanks for finding your way to my Patreon page. This is the new home of all my podcasts, audio fiction content in the realms of Jack Palms Crime, Jess Harding, and my short stories, my creative writing teaching private practice, and some cool videos that you'll have the chance to suggest questions for and even join in!
So welcome! I hope you'll enjoy what you hear. 

Where to start listening:
The Maltese Jordans - Episode 1 (FREE)
Listen to the first episode of the newest Jack Palms adventure. This one's a bit like Romancing the Stone meets The Maltese Falcon, except the statue in question is actually a one-of-a-kind, game worn pair of Michael Jordan sneakers. This is one you don't want to miss.

The Maltese Jordans - Episode 2 (FREE)
Keep your Jack Palms/Jordans adventure going! Listen to the next chapters and find out what happens as Jack flies to Kauai in search of Meyer Mody. 

Short story: "What Happened to Everything"
A short story from the collection A Long Way from Disney. Hear what happens as Adam Berkman goes to McDonald's with his little sister and single-parent mother, makes himself some Chef Boyardee, and keeps close track of how "Safety Dance" is faring on the Top 40.


WHO AM I?

I started podcasting my novels back in 2006 when I first launched Jack Wakes Up as a podcast-only novel on my site, sethharwood.com, Podiobooks.com, and iTunes. Pretty soon I had a big enough following to get me juiced up on my Palms Mommas and Daddies, as well as JACK PALMS, and I followed up with JACK PALMS II: This Is Life, and JACK PALMS III: Czechmate (so named by audience vote). I should mention that somewhere along the way, we decided to use "all caps when you spell the man's name." (Cue Madvillain theme here.) 

    
[all art by Jerry Scullion]
Jack Wakes Up was published in 2008 by Breakneck Books, my fans ("the Palms Family") rushed Amazon and brought it to #45 in bestsellers, and pretty soon I had a contract to re-release the book in 2009 from Three Rivers Press (Random House).
          
Along the way, I podcasted my short story collections A Long Way from Disney and Fisher Cat and other stories as well. 

After this came Young Junius (2010 - Tyrus Books, Thomas & Mercer)  JACK PALMS in Triad Death Match, and In Broad Daylight, a Jess Harding novel (2013 - Thomas & Mercer).
     

Fast forward a few more years, and now I've published FIVE NOVELS, most recently Everyone Pays (Thomas & Mercer, 2016) with FOUR publishers, and I'm happy to return to podcasting, delivering my fiction to YOU directly through audio recordings that I make right here in my own home.

WHY PATREON? 

The big thing that was missing from podcasting when I did it in the past was a way of monetizing the product I was putting out. Basically the plan was to get big enough so a publisher (or publishers) would monetize my content by selling it as books. And guess what: the BOOK publishing industry is in any number of degrees of flux/change/peril, depending on whom you ask.

I made the decision along the way that I have to do work that I get paid for. Hence a new idea: that perhaps it was time to quit writing. 

"But you've had so much success!" you say, or "But I want you to keep writing!"

And of course bills need to be paid. This takes time spent on work that pays. What I've come to realize this year from great authors like Mike BennettStant Litore and others, is that Patreon is a way to monetize the content that people really want: AUDIO fiction, MP3s, podcasts. Media that comes to you instead of waiting for you to seek it out, buy it, and find time to sit down with it in solitude and spend some Quality Time, as books invariably do. Will I give up the written word? NO! But it's high time to make some changes around here.

Thus, Patreon. Some of you will remember back in 2011 when I did this successful  Kickstarter Project to publish JACK PALMS II: THIS IS LIFE. Remember that? It was awesome, it worked, and it did something great for us both: helped me get a book out, make some money, and gave fans an awesome way to contribute to what I was making, get involved in the process, and buys books. Downside: it took a lot of work and wasn't sustainable. Enter Patreon, again!

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon allows me to set up a SUBSCRIPTION model to give you content regularly. Thus, you're able to become a regularly-scheduled Patron of my work. For a small amount each month, depending on what you want and what you can afford, I can continue to write the fiction I want to write while you fund me as a group. Basically it's subscription-based, sustainable Crowd-Funding. Hooray!!!

See the video included to get all my thoughts on this.


A FEW FAQs:


Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

How many music podcast episodes will you release a month?
Ideally two episodes every month. Maybe more, maybe less. 

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month will make a huge difference and would be greatly appreciated. :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it? Yes of course! If you can't afford to donate in the future, or you need to donate less that's absolutely fine. You can just log in to change or cancel the account whenever you want

Will Patreon give me a handy RSS that I can plug into my podcatcher (or iTunes) to keep me updated on all you make? Yes! Yes it will. See this link for how: https://patreon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000877506-How-do-I-add-my-private-RSS-link-to-the-Apple-Podcast-App-.

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
  • My appreciation and thanks! You're a part of helping me do what I do.
  • Semi-regular Update episodes plus interviews and other cool stuff.
  • Official inclusion in the Thank You page of THE MALTESE JORDANS - coming summer 2018.
New Audio and Reader
$3 or more per month 21 patrons
  • New serialized audio fiction mp3s -- at least once every three weeks. Currently releasing: THE MALTESE JORDANS!
  • Regular releases of remastered podcast novels. Current release: IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
  • Serialized "reader" episodes of my newest work in text format: THE MALTESE JORDANS for Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
New Jack Palms and Office Hours!
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
  • All Recorded Office Hours - Lots of useful Craft discussions in Audio and Video versions
  • New fiction every 2-3 weeks!
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Accountability Phase
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
Writer, this one is for you. 

You make the choice: get on the bus and I'll help you reach your goals.

  • Like your gym membership at fifty cents a day--less then a quarter cup of coffee--this is your reminder to keep writing regularly and to check in with me with word count updates.  
  • Class content in audio for you to go through on your own.
  • Invitations to monthly Office Hours. Come hang!
  • Past recorded office hours to catch up on and learn from all our prior meetings. Audio and video episodes to choose from. 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Holla at your boy!
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Beta-Read a story or partial novel at least once a year.
  • Personalized video message OR I will personally call you on the phone to thank you (after three months)
  • Occasional group video hangouts to discuss my work, process, progress, upcoming projects, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Book Collector -- Signed copies!
$40 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
  • All the previous rewards AND I call to thank you, AND...
  • Semi-annual choice of one signed copy of my books every six months. (You pay for delivery only if you're outside the US.) 
  • You'll also have first dibs to purchase new signed copies as you desire. 
Study with Seth
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • High end teaching. Did you know I teach creative writing at Harvard and Stanford? I do. And here's your chance to get special creative writing lessons geared to you and your progress, delivered at your own pace.
  • I will read and respond to your writing assignments as you go along (500 words per assignment).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Study with Seth PLUS / Guest on the Show
$75 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • Bi-weekly creative writing assignments (or go at your own pace).
  • I will read and respond to your work (up to 2,500 words per month).
  • OR We'll get you on the Podcast as a guest!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Executive Producer and Beta-reader
$100 or more per month 2 of 4 patrons
  • Yo! This one is where you get to read the full book I'll be working on--in the version (as it changes) that I'll be using to draw my weekly podcasts from. 
  • You get the PRE-preview looks at the whole thing. Unpolished, uncut, unrefined, unrecorded. YOU get direct access to the whole process, enchilada and all. 
  • You'll also have my ear if you'd like to give me comments about it. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$484 of $600 per month
At $600 per month, I can remaster one book per month to put into the Audible store AND create regular new content for you. Monthly!
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Thanks for finding your way to my Patreon page. This is the new home of all my podcasts, audio fiction content in the realms of Jack Palms Crime, Jess Harding, and my short stories, my creative writing teaching private practice, and some cool videos that you'll have the chance to suggest questions for and even join in!
So welcome! I hope you'll enjoy what you hear. 

Where to start listening:
The Maltese Jordans - Episode 1 (FREE)
Listen to the first episode of the newest Jack Palms adventure. This one's a bit like Romancing the Stone meets The Maltese Falcon, except the statue in question is actually a one-of-a-kind, game worn pair of Michael Jordan sneakers. This is one you don't want to miss.

The Maltese Jordans - Episode 2 (FREE)
Keep your Jack Palms/Jordans adventure going! Listen to the next chapters and find out what happens as Jack flies to Kauai in search of Meyer Mody. 

Short story: "What Happened to Everything"
A short story from the collection A Long Way from Disney. Hear what happens as Adam Berkman goes to McDonald's with his little sister and single-parent mother, makes himself some Chef Boyardee, and keeps close track of how "Safety Dance" is faring on the Top 40.


WHO AM I?

I started podcasting my novels back in 2006 when I first launched Jack Wakes Up as a podcast-only novel on my site, sethharwood.com, Podiobooks.com, and iTunes. Pretty soon I had a big enough following to get me juiced up on my Palms Mommas and Daddies, as well as JACK PALMS, and I followed up with JACK PALMS II: This Is Life, and JACK PALMS III: Czechmate (so named by audience vote). I should mention that somewhere along the way, we decided to use "all caps when you spell the man's name." (Cue Madvillain theme here.) 

    
[all art by Jerry Scullion]
Jack Wakes Up was published in 2008 by Breakneck Books, my fans ("the Palms Family") rushed Amazon and brought it to #45 in bestsellers, and pretty soon I had a contract to re-release the book in 2009 from Three Rivers Press (Random House).
          
Along the way, I podcasted my short story collections A Long Way from Disney and Fisher Cat and other stories as well. 

After this came Young Junius (2010 - Tyrus Books, Thomas & Mercer)  JACK PALMS in Triad Death Match, and In Broad Daylight, a Jess Harding novel (2013 - Thomas & Mercer).
     

Fast forward a few more years, and now I've published FIVE NOVELS, most recently Everyone Pays (Thomas & Mercer, 2016) with FOUR publishers, and I'm happy to return to podcasting, delivering my fiction to YOU directly through audio recordings that I make right here in my own home.

WHY PATREON? 

The big thing that was missing from podcasting when I did it in the past was a way of monetizing the product I was putting out. Basically the plan was to get big enough so a publisher (or publishers) would monetize my content by selling it as books. And guess what: the BOOK publishing industry is in any number of degrees of flux/change/peril, depending on whom you ask.

I made the decision along the way that I have to do work that I get paid for. Hence a new idea: that perhaps it was time to quit writing. 

"But you've had so much success!" you say, or "But I want you to keep writing!"

And of course bills need to be paid. This takes time spent on work that pays. What I've come to realize this year from great authors like Mike BennettStant Litore and others, is that Patreon is a way to monetize the content that people really want: AUDIO fiction, MP3s, podcasts. Media that comes to you instead of waiting for you to seek it out, buy it, and find time to sit down with it in solitude and spend some Quality Time, as books invariably do. Will I give up the written word? NO! But it's high time to make some changes around here.

Thus, Patreon. Some of you will remember back in 2011 when I did this successful  Kickstarter Project to publish JACK PALMS II: THIS IS LIFE. Remember that? It was awesome, it worked, and it did something great for us both: helped me get a book out, make some money, and gave fans an awesome way to contribute to what I was making, get involved in the process, and buys books. Downside: it took a lot of work and wasn't sustainable. Enter Patreon, again!

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon allows me to set up a SUBSCRIPTION model to give you content regularly. Thus, you're able to become a regularly-scheduled Patron of my work. For a small amount each month, depending on what you want and what you can afford, I can continue to write the fiction I want to write while you fund me as a group. Basically it's subscription-based, sustainable Crowd-Funding. Hooray!!!

See the video included to get all my thoughts on this.


A FEW FAQs:


Do I have to pay in US Dollars? NO - Pay in any currency! As this is US based website, everything is written in Dollars, but you can use any currency and it will be automatically converted.

How many music podcast episodes will you release a month?
Ideally two episodes every month. Maybe more, maybe less. 

I don't have much money, can I still become a Patron? Yes, please only sign up to donate what you can easily afford. Even $1 per month will make a huge difference and would be greatly appreciated. :)

Can I stop donating in the future if I can't afford it? Yes of course! If you can't afford to donate in the future, or you need to donate less that's absolutely fine. You can just log in to change or cancel the account whenever you want

Will Patreon give me a handy RSS that I can plug into my podcatcher (or iTunes) to keep me updated on all you make? Yes! Yes it will. See this link for how: https://patreon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000877506-How-do-I-add-my-private-RSS-link-to-the-Apple-Podcast-App-.

Recent posts by Seth Harwood

Tiers
Tip Jar
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
  • My appreciation and thanks! You're a part of helping me do what I do.
  • Semi-regular Update episodes plus interviews and other cool stuff.
  • Official inclusion in the Thank You page of THE MALTESE JORDANS - coming summer 2018.
New Audio and Reader
$3 or more per month 21 patrons
  • New serialized audio fiction mp3s -- at least once every three weeks. Currently releasing: THE MALTESE JORDANS!
  • Regular releases of remastered podcast novels. Current release: IN BROAD DAYLIGHT.
  • Serialized "reader" episodes of my newest work in text format: THE MALTESE JORDANS for Kindle, Nook, and iBooks.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
New Jack Palms and Office Hours!
$5 or more per month 22 patrons
  • All Recorded Office Hours - Lots of useful Craft discussions in Audio and Video versions
  • New fiction every 2-3 weeks!
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Accountability Phase
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
Writer, this one is for you. 

You make the choice: get on the bus and I'll help you reach your goals.

  • Like your gym membership at fifty cents a day--less then a quarter cup of coffee--this is your reminder to keep writing regularly and to check in with me with word count updates.  
  • Class content in audio for you to go through on your own.
  • Invitations to monthly Office Hours. Come hang!
  • Past recorded office hours to catch up on and learn from all our prior meetings. Audio and video episodes to choose from. 
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Holla at your boy!
$25 or more per month 4 patrons
  • Beta-Read a story or partial novel at least once a year.
  • Personalized video message OR I will personally call you on the phone to thank you (after three months)
  • Occasional group video hangouts to discuss my work, process, progress, upcoming projects, etc.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Book Collector -- Signed copies!
$40 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
  • All the previous rewards AND I call to thank you, AND...
  • Semi-annual choice of one signed copy of my books every six months. (You pay for delivery only if you're outside the US.) 
  • You'll also have first dibs to purchase new signed copies as you desire. 
Study with Seth
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • High end teaching. Did you know I teach creative writing at Harvard and Stanford? I do. And here's your chance to get special creative writing lessons geared to you and your progress, delivered at your own pace.
  • I will read and respond to your writing assignments as you go along (500 words per assignment).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Study with Seth PLUS / Guest on the Show
$75 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
  • Bi-weekly creative writing assignments (or go at your own pace).
  • I will read and respond to your work (up to 2,500 words per month).
  • OR We'll get you on the Podcast as a guest!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Executive Producer and Beta-reader
$100 or more per month 2 of 4 patrons
  • Yo! This one is where you get to read the full book I'll be working on--in the version (as it changes) that I'll be using to draw my weekly podcasts from. 
  • You get the PRE-preview looks at the whole thing. Unpolished, uncut, unrefined, unrecorded. YOU get direct access to the whole process, enchilada and all. 
  • You'll also have my ear if you'd like to give me comments about it. 
  • Plus all previous rewards