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Farlost Story Chronology

Longtime Patron Logan W. asked me for this. It makes sense, and I’d like to say of course I had one planned!…but you owe this to Logan. Thanks, sir!

I’ll pretty it up, add timestamps and hyperlinks and post it here and on Patreon (when I have released a couple more episodes).

It’s beta, but it’s mostly accurate. Some of these stories are public and some are patron-only.

Starting with the earliest stories and working up to ‘modern day’ setting in Farlost:

Signals: Val From Capra
Signals: Coping Diaries
Dreams and Light: Hallis
Signals:  Carlin & Hobbes on the Rock
Signals: The Sherrod  Declaration
Signals: Carry the Weight
Walkabout
Arrival
Signals: Counting Sheep
The Rundown
The Winter Belt (in progress)

New Youtube Channel & Vids!

New Youtube Channel! Like many things on the internet, you subscribing makes a difference. Please subscribe to Serving Worlds on Youtube for full stories and sneak previews.

NEWEST VID: In ‘Counting Sheep‘, the facts of life in Farlost keep a haunted survivor from sleep. Featuring Joanna Gaskell, Veronica Giguere & Eric Luke.

(Minor spoilers for Farlost: Arrival).

Guns Blazin’ for the Silly Season!

Hey folks. Sorry I’ve been quiet lately–but you may have noticed I put the release on full-auto today.

The free podcast and every Patron feed got hit with new releases today. Some saw several new adventures show up, as early access from upper tiers unlocks.

There will be more new episodes through December and the holidays — to keep you distracted from the holiday/family/workplace  drama/boredom/stress/crazy people!

There’s more Farlost Signals coming out as well as more episodes of The Winter Belt.

The theme for the next few episodes might be….crossing the streams?  OH, AND You’ll see the guy in the picture again. Real soon.

Stay tuned, all, and stay sane this month!

PS: If you’re a fan of my calibre of entertainment, become my patron now to lock and load more adventures for your enjoyment, and to help me write the next one!

The Web Bill is Due…

I got the bill from my web host today: *IF* I can pay up front it’s (cough) $487.89 USD a year. If I have to pay monthly it’s $600+.

That covers web & podcast hosting, email, e-commerce (selling & memberships), cloud storage & archiving all on one bill, instead of $15-20/month to libsyn, plus all other services a la carte.

But still…

(stares at bill again)

Hey! Hey, you! What a great day to become a patron! You can join  on Patreon, or get 2 months free when you join for a year here.

I’ll just be googling options to sell blood plasma in the corner…

First Half of ‘Road to War’ back online

The first half of my 49 part audiobook for ‘Alliance Marines: The Road to War’ is back online for Multiverse/All access and First Wave/Early access patrons. The second half will be up before Hallowe’en.

I’m  planning to re-release it in Kindle and Audible this year but for now you can’t get it in Kindle or Audible at all, only as my Patron. Which I think is kinda cool 🙂

Blaze Paralyzes Piertown [Jarvie LIvestream]

Piertown Morning

“This is your Manta on the city beat, Jarvie, live-streaming on multiple nets from a Piertown that ground to a halt early this morning.

Behind me you can still see plumes of white smoke climbing towards the Pier. That smoke is all that remains of several entire blocks of warehouses destroyed in a mysterious blaze early this morning.Continue reading

It’s Good to Have Goals

Hey Patrons ‘n listeners! What’d you think of the Sherrod Declaration (or the last free podcast)?

Next up? Winter Belt jumps back into your feeds!

But first, I need to get some thoughts on where to take my publishing/crowdfunding next.

REWARDS
Farlost playing card game digital & physical reward?
Patron-only fiction that never goes out to Audible or Kindle?
Option X: *that’s your cue to tell me* 🙂

PATRONS IN THE HOUSE
To create more fiction, more exclusives and some physical reward, I’ll need more patrons.

On average ‘content’ (ugh, hate that word) on my website alone sees 15,000 unique hits a month. I’d like to convince 1% of that number (150) to become patrons. Having patronage goals to aspire to seems to help build momentum, and this is where I’m starting.

SHOUT-OUTS
Some of you ask how to help, and some of you just want the goods or to send me a private ‘nice job’ email every once in a while. Whichever you are, it’s cool with me, it’s very cool in fact that you dig my stuff.

If you want to do something more to help, reviews or just stars are one way.
Another way–ONLY if there’s someone you think will like this in particular–you can help is by passing on your recommendation along with a link to the free podcast or to becoming a patron.

Free Podcast https://servingworlds.com/free-podcast

Join ServingWorlds https://servingworlds.com/join-us

Join on Patreon https://patreon.com/servingworlds

BACK TO WORK, WRITER MONKEY!
Okay, okay, sheesh! I’m now turning off the harsh realities of needing money, turning on the writing side of my brain. Stay tuned for more Farlost!

Asunder Theme (Ibrido Umano)

When I created my War of the Worlds homage “Asunder” I looked for music to accompany the podcast. It’s part of my process, and when I hear the sounds that match the thoughts in my head, they spark another round of creativity.

Like most of the compositions I use, I came across Danosongs because he offers royalty free license with attribution. Ibrido Umano by Danosongs was the perfect song I never knew ‘Asunder’ needed.

Post-Marathon Check-In

60 Episodes. SIXTY! Now THAT’s a Binge!

I had a lot of fun re-releasing this podcast for patrons (the first ten are also playing along with other stories, free & complete, in the podcast). I hope you enjoyed the re-listen…or was it your first time listening?

I was nervous some of you would be annoyed by hearing a 4 year old ‘re-run’ story (I hope the five new Farlost: Signals episodes I launched before ‘Arrival’ took the sting out of it if that describes you 🙂

Now I’m through, listening along with you, I’m glad I did it.

For some of you, it’s all about the stories. For others it’s about getting the scoop behind the stories, communicating with me, or extra perks.

I want this to be a community where everybody gets something out of supporting me. I’m working on new Farlost: Winter Belt and planning something different for October/Hallowe’en.

In the meantime, thank you for listening (my numbers say a heckuva lot of you did!). So, let me know if this was a first time listen, a ‘re-watch’ experience, and hit me up with questions, conspiracy theories, comments, whatever.

I love seeing people buy my books or audiobook titles…but first and foremost it’s you folks listening along live, that I have in mind as I write.

Thanks again for being here!
John

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Rebuild: Reflection & Reactions

Dig this promo image from a few years back, from the first time I tried to launch ‘The Winter Belt’.  Badass, amirite?

After the Farlost Arrival marathon, The Winter Belt will return. That’s one Epic premiere. This website is another. Both kind of sum up where I am as a writer and storyteller right now.

This is a public post for all my readers & listeners, an end-of-summer check-in from me to you & a place for Patrons to leave me their thoughts & feedback on the work, the site, the patron-RSS feed, whatever’s in your heads, folks!

More after the jump. Continue reading

FARLOST: ARRIVAL Marathon

I got sick, but I’m on the mend. So, as I rebuild the site’s fiction, patron rewards and podcast archives, I am re-posting the entire 60-episode run of ‘Farlost: Arrival” for Season Pass Patrons & higher (Join Us!).

It’s a great time for a special event, having just launched a new full-cast series ‘Farlost: Signals’ in the free podcast feed with some great voices, go check it out!

Farlost: Arrival is the first of 3 novels, 3 novellas, 2 short stories & counting in the Farlost ‘verse. Enjoy!