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Seth Harwood

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In 2005, Seth Harwood began writing his debut novel, Jack Wakes Up. No stranger to the literary scene, Harwood had graduated from the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop just a few years earlier and his short stories had been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies; getting attention from publishers for Jack Wakes Up, however, proved more difficult.
So in July of 2006, Seth recorded a podcast of Jack Wakes Up and posted it on his website,, for free download. The podcast was a major hit and the Jack Palms Crime Podcast Series was born.
Today, Harwood has amassed a devoted following of over 10,000 listeners and on May 5, 2009, JACK WAKES UP: A Novel (Three Rivers Press Paperback Original) will finally be availa

Happy to be back in your ear-buds with this interview a la the boys at the Miscreant Hour Podcast. Check out more of their work at

In it, we talk about some of my writing influences, what all I've been working on, the problems of researching and not researching, and more.

What else can I say? They're Miscreants. But also readers. Was very cool to get contacted out of the blue by...

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message 6: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Seth. Thanks so much for Friending me. So, what's next up on your TBR pile? And how's the writing going with you?

message 5: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure

message 4: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Seth. It's greatly appreciated. If you love a good mystery, and you have either a Kindle, Nook or iBooks, I encourage you to try a sample of my first novel. It's called FORBIDDEN STEPS and it's getting raves and 5 stars across the board. Check out what folks are saying by clicking on the link below, then scroll downward.

Also, here's the link to my YouTube promo vid.

Enjoy and have a wonderful evening, Ed

message 2: by Beth

Beth Hi Seth,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!
- Beth

Ramin_lion Hi Seth. Thanks so much for the add

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