Seth Harwood


Seth Harwood grew up in the Boston area, graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2002 and currently lives in San Francisco. He teaches writing and literature at Stanford University and the City College of San Francisco.

In 2005, Seth started writing Jack Wakes Up. After almost 9 months of working on the novel, he decided he was ready to podcast it. In July 2006, the Jack Palms Crime Podcast Series was born. As JACK WAKES UP was followed by A LONG WAY FROM DISNEY, JACK PALMS II: THIS IS LIFE, and JACK PALMS 3: CZECHMATE, his podcast audience grew into a sizeable world-wide following, as covered by the San Francisco Chronicle here.

When Breakneck Books published JACK WAKES UP in March 2008, Seth's online audience (the Palms Daddies and Palms Mommas) jumped all over and bought enough copies to raise the book to #1 in Crime/Mystery and #45 overall in books.

JACK WAKES UP was subsequently purchased by THREE RIVERS PRESS (Random House) and re-released on May 5th 2009. It received rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, Michael Connelly, and Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times Book Review.

Now Seth is happy to see his second novel, YOUNG JUNIUS (Oct. 10), released by Tyrus Books in hardcover, trade paperback and also as a very special, limited edition.

Seth’s other jobs have included commodities floor trading clerk, bartender, copy-editor, rare book cataloguer and freelance journalist.
His stories have been published in Post Road, Ecotone, Inkwell, and Storyglossia, among others.

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This member has not published any books.