Category: BLOG

I’m the host of the Patreon Podcast!

11204942_902498223141823_5339051122669297006_n The Patreon podcast has just launched! I approached Patreon a while back and convinced them they needed this podcast, and they brought me on as host/interviewer/producer of the show. I’m completely sold on Patreon’s ambitions and I am very proud to be the one who gets to help Patreon creators tell their stories. Special thanks to Patreon head evangelist Erica Castello for believing in the project!


Free Enemy Lines Audiobooks

EL-Audibook-Giveaway Between now & April 15th, I’m giving five people all three of my Enemy Lines titles on Audible: Subversion, Infiltration and Retailation. Want in? Just follow & link. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Patreon, & my mailing list then repost this blog. That’s it. Follow all five ways for 5x the chance to be picked. UPDATE: Thank you everyone who followed and shared! I’m contacting the recipients this week.

Jonah Harwood has lived offworld in secret for decades, dedicating his life to preparing the human race for the coming alien invasion. Now he must return to Earth before the secret of his offworld existence is revealed, and speeds up the timetable for invasion. Spies, soldiers, thieves, and aliens. All caught in a power play to control the future of our world. A future where humanity isn’t the only player, and the lines aren’t as clear as you think. Welcome to Enemy Lines.

‘Retaliation’ adaptation now on Audible

retaliation The third in my Enemy Lines series, ‘Retaliation’ again features the voice of Kelley Hazen of Storyteller productions. Check out a sample on Audible.

Jonah Harwood has lived offworld in secret for decades. Now he is both hunter and hunted when he returns to Earth to stop an alien invasion. Spies, soldiers, thieves, and aliens are all caught in a power play to control the future of our world. A future where humanity isn’t the only player, and the lines aren’t as clear as you think. Welcome to Enemy Lines.


ASUNDER patreon event poster Listen to all 10 episodes of of ASUNDER for free yes, free! on Patreon.

20 years after the American civil war, former slave Marcus Riggs is trapped in a British Harbor–after the Invaders came to enslave all mankind. Now the invaders are gone, and new Orders clash as humanity rises from the ashes…but are the aliens gone for good?

2 episodes a day, all 10 by Sunday, completely free. Listen on my Patreon page. Patrons supporting me at the Archive level (access to over five years of stories) get all 10 ASUNDER episodes right now–perfect for Netflix-style binge-listening!

Next week, ASUNDER becomes Patron-exclusive again. I hope you will become my patron but I always keep months of free fiction posted on the blog and in my podcast feed. Right now that’s FARLOST. Thanks for reading…Now get listening!

Essay: Fair Trade, Digital Patronage

patreonthought‘Fair trade’ is a movement to help producers achieve better trading conditions and help them achieve a sustainable wage.

How does that apply to a keyboard monkey and voice actor like me? Well yes, I’m a full time, professional storyteller and narrator, but I still make the larger portion of my income working for other authors to create their audiobooks. I think Fair-Trade, Patreon and the growing concept of Digital Patronage have a lot in common, and can help me get where I need to be. Download

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‘First Episodes’ Soundcloud Sampler

swcollage-samplerI’ve given away hundreds of hours of stories as free podcasts. I also sell the stories as books, ebooks & audiobooks so after a few months I pull down old stories from the feed. There is always a complete, free story to listen to, and if you want more you can become my patron for a few bucks a month and access them all (as well as Patreon exclusive content).

If you missed earlier stories, I’ve created a Soundcloud sampler feed, where I’ll give out the first episodes of various stories in podcast form (6 years is like 50 in podcast years, so sound quality varies.) Subscribe to this RSS link for a ‘new’ Episode #1 automatically every few weeks. Enjoy!

Walk The Fire 2: Podcast update

WTF2 squareHi folks, just a quick post to answer a question I’ve gotten from a number of people in the past couple weeks. Namely, “hey John, where’s Walk The Fire 2?”

I teased a September lauanch, but then my family had a car accident. No one’s badly hurt but it cost me weeks of time…and my wife’s still off nursing a concussion worthy of an NFL linebacker!

Long story short: Farlost will continue a few more weeks before Walk The Fire 2 hits the airwaves! So now you know, and knowing is half the battle! Stay tuned, readers & listeners!

INFILTRATION: Audiobook Release

infiltration_Acx It’s a big week for me: INFILTRATION, the second Enemy Lines book is now out on Like Subversion: Enemy Lines Book 1, it’s voiced by the incredible Kelley Hazen of Storyteller Productions (also the voice of the ‘Hunt for Jack Reacher’ series & many more).

Infiltration carries the near-future battle, between advanced humans & an alien force eager to invade, to Earth. As if alien invasion wasn’t enough: corporate treason, political intrigue, & old fashioned human greed threaten everything on the planet.