There are several options on how to read or listen to The Last Handful of Clover!
Although the primary community will be built around my Patreon page, I’m committed to ensuring that everyone who wants to read this story has the opportunity to do so. If you are in a position to support me as an author, I will be extremely grateful. But I’ll also be grateful for any pair of eyes (or ears!) that take the time to share this work with me.
Below I’ll provide step-by-step guidance on how to join up and become a part of this story’s life.
Patreon is a membership site, where each month an artist’s supporters (“patrons”) contribute a few dollars to their work. In return for that support, the artist (me!) promises to provide access to their creative products. In this case, a basic Patreon membership will allow you to read the entire trilogy for about the cost of a cup of coffee every month.
But that is just one of six possible levels of support! If you can afford more, a higher level will allow you to listen to the books in audio format, get behind the scenes content, and even name a character after yourself in an upcoming book.
Just browse the support levels, and decide where you’d like to join.
Wattpad is a huge community of authors that span the gamut. You’ll find established novelists, new poets, kids keeping journals, short story writers, purveyors of fan fiction, and pretty much everything else you can imagine! It’s a fun and vibrant community that supports each others’ work and has been the launch pad for lots of authors that have found publishing and even movie deals.
If you want to read the books for free, then Wattpad is your platform of choice! The only drawbacks are a) you will get the chapters 30 days after Patreon readers, and b) you will have to endure some ads.
It’s kind of like “Tales of the City”—if Mrs. Madrigal was a supernatural serial killer, and the residents of Barbary Lane wanted to burn San Francisco to the ground….
I’m thrilled to be offering TLHOC as a serial through Q Salt Lake Magazine, as a bi-weekly feature on their website.
Unfortunately, there is no system for bookmarks, or keeping track of the chapters you have and haven’t read. You’ll just have to make a note of where you are. If you enjoy the book, and want a more traditional e-book reading experience, I suggest you sign up with Patreon (above). Patrons can get copies of the books for their Kindle. WattPad is also free, and provides a good reading experience (and keeps track of where you stop).
Starting December 3, 2021, I’ll be releasing the audio book chapters of the novels via podcast. This is a great opportunity for those of you who are used to listening to podcasts to get the show delivered to you automatically. As with the other venues, I’ll be releasing two chapters a week, starting December 3, until all 207 chapters have been serialized.
You can search for and find the podcast through nearly every podcast aggregator out there! The easiest way is just to find the show on your favorite aggregator (iTunes, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) and click subscribe.
For your convenience, here are some links to the show on some popular podcast aggregators:
FOR THE TECHNICAL MINDED: If you want to add the show’s RSS feed directly, here it is. Just select, copy, and then paste into your feed aggregator:
Everyone thinks of YouTube as only hosting video, but it’s actually a pretty good place to host audiobooks!
I’ll be releasing each chapter of The Last Handful of Clover as audio files through YouTube on the same schedule as the written chapter releases on Wattpad. You’ll find them in the “The Last Handful of Clover” playlist on my channel.