Poetry and Prose by Wess Mongo Jolley

Available on Wattpad
Available on Patreon
Available on Wattpad

How to Read or Listen to the Novel

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 novel 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 book’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 novel 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 book 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.

Here are the steps to join Patreon:

  1. Visit Patreon at http://patreon.com/signup.
  2. Create a username, and use your e-mail address and a unique password to create an account.
  3. Once you’re signed up, go to http://patreon.com/WessMongoJolley.
  4. Browse the patron levels and decide on a level of support.  Click on the Join button for that level.
  5. At this stage you’ll need to enter your credit card information in order to confirm your membership.  
  6. YOU ARE A PATRON!  Thank you!!!!

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 my novel 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.

Here are the steps to join Wattpad:

  1. Go to http://www.wattpad.com and click on the Log In button in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on the small sign up link at the bottom of the box that pops up.
  3. You can log in with your Facebook or Google account, or click on the Sign up with e-mail button.
  4. Create a user name, and provide your e-mail and a password.  You’ll also need to enter your birthdate (since some Wattpad content is rated “mature”).
  5. Once your account is active, go to http://wattpad.com/WessMongoJolley.  You’ll be able to see my three books, and click on any one to start reading!
  6. Wattpad will remember your place as your read, and you can take advantage of all the great features, such as leaving comments, liking books or chapters, and finding other great new authors.

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.

Here are the steps to subscribe on YouTube:

  1. Go to https://www.youtube.com/user/mongobearwolf.
  2. Click on the red SUBSCRIBE button in the upper right corner.
  3. If you are already a YouTube member (and signed in), that’s it! 
  4. If you’re a member, but haven’t signed in, you will be asked to do that before you can subscribe.
  5. If you are not a member, clicking “sign in” will give you the option of signing in with your Google Account
  6. If you need to create a new account, click on “Other account” and look for the “New Account” button.
  7. Once you are signed in and subscribed, look for the “The Last Handful of Clover” playlist.  New chapters will be released there at the rate of two each week!
  8. If you’d like notifications when a new chapter is released, click on the bell icon next to the “SUBSCRIBED” box in the upper right corner, and select “All”

Coming Soon! 

Sometime this fall I’ll be releasing the whole novel as a 200+ part podcast.  If you’d rather listen to the novel than read it, this will be your best option.  I’ll be adding instructions here when the release date is chosen for the podcast.

If you run into any troubles, contact me using the form at the bottom of this page. I'll be glad to help!