There are several options on how to read or listen to The Last Handful of Clover!
Although the primary community has been 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 Patreon membership will allow you to read the entire trilogy for about the cost of a cup of coffee every month.
All six support levels receive the same benefits, with the upper tiers there for folks who want to add extra support. In addition to the novels, I also publish new poetry and stories every week.
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 drawback is that 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 have offered TLHOC as a serial through Q Salt Lake Magazine, as a bi-weekly feature on their website. Now that the serialization is complete, the entire trilogy is available there for reading.
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).
The entire audiobook of the trilogy (almost seventy hours!) is now available via podcast, narrated by the author. This is a great opportunity for those of you who are used to listening to podcasts to get the audiobook.
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:
The podcast player below lists all the shows, but they are organized by most recent. You’ll definitely want to start at book one, episode one! Click on “See More Episodes” in the player to get access to earlier episodes.
Everyone thinks of YouTube as only hosting video, but it’s actually a pretty good place to host audio!
The entire audiobook of The Last Handful of Clover is now available on YouTube. You’ll find them in the “The Last Handful of Clover” playlist on my channel.