Interviewed by Jay Stringer for Do Some Damage

Today Jay Stringer and the good folks over at Do Some Damage podcast--a great collaborative blog effort that provides "an inside look at crime fiction"--have me on to talk about YOUNG JUNIUS. We cover its writing process, the influences, current crime fiction trends, and of course my rise to notoriety on the web due to my own podcasts.

Since you folks are certainly familiar with all of this, you might want to skip ahead here and there. But the opening is a gas.

Anyway, check it out!

Click here to download/listen to the interview.

Big thanks to Jay and to Steve Weddle for having me on! If you haven't already, head over to CrimeWAV episode 64 to hear Steve's story "Walkaways." Oh, you might also like the straight Do Some Damage blog, which is here.

Novel Class Reads YOUNG JUNIUS!

Here you see Tyler Dilts's novel-writing class at Cal State Long Beach, who read YOUNG JUNIUS this semester as one of their readings. I'm a big fan of Tyler and his novel A King of Infinite Space, which you can find more about here.

New Dirty! YJ reading at Babylon Salon

Click here to download full video and play at home.

Thanks to the great folks at Babylon Salon and Cantina SF for having me out to their event on Saturday night. I had a blast, as you can probably tell. Thanks to the great Rich Amooi for his camera work!

New Action at CrimeWAV

Coming soon to the CrimeWAV Player, I'm happy to announce we'll have a full podcast novel: The Immortal Game by Mark Coggins! He's MY boy!

For today satisfy yourself with the melodious tones of Dan O'Shea and his story "Thin Mints!

Bonus: want to get started on Mark's work ahead of schedule? His first podcast novel Vulture Capital is already out! Find it here!

Also, John Dodds's new podcast novel Bone Machines is FREE, badass, and fully ready for you to download here! Aside from being a full-blown thug, you might know John Dodds from back in CrimeWAV episode 35: "Crossing the Border". His blog and stuff is here: http://bonemachines.wordpress.com/

Now... you listen to podcasts, right? You know Keith Malley from the Keith and the Girl? Yes, I thought you did. Well, now you can get his NOVEL, titled "The Great American Novel" (of course) from the KatG site. If you use the code "seth" when you do, you'll get $2 off the book! Go ahead, when you pick yours up, drop the code for your boy! Heard? Now do it!

 

Crimespree: "Required Reading"

 

YOUNG JUNIUS (Tyrus) is an urban western by Seth Harwood. Junius is a 14 year old on his own quest for vengeance and redemption. What looks from the outset to be a simple matter of track and shoot soon spirals out of control. With police and rival gangs out to get him Junius decides to stand instead of run and when all is said and done, his life is much different than when he started this path. Harwood has really captured the angst of a young man confused by what the world tells him and what the world is. Required reading. –Crimespree Magazine

 

Discount on All Tyrus Books Books!

That's right: you can holla at your boys and girls over at Tyrus Books on their website and pick out any books there you like, including YOUNG JUNIUS, then get 10% off the cover price by using the code "PALMSFAMILY."

Go on, use the code!

Pick up new copies of Innocent Monster by the awesome Reed Farrel Coleman, Stein, Stoned by Hal Ackerman, The Complete Amos Walker Stories by Loren Estleman or the crazy Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S. Choi. You know you want to! Whenever you buy books from Tyrus using the code "PALMSFAMILY" not only will you get 10% off, but another 10% of the book cover price comes back to me. Help support a great independent press, grow your library and help to keep this website and podcasts running in the pink.

Tell 'em your boy sent ya!

Fab Fan Review of Young Junius!

Thanks to awesome Palms Momma™ Kate Sherrod (aka k8 aka Kate of Mind aka @katesherrod) who posted this review of Young Junius on her blog the other day. 

Seth Harwood's YOUNG JUNIUS and the Problem with Prequels

I post about this not because she's mindlessly gushing (which I have to admit is nice), but because she's clearly put a lot of thought and consideration into my work and this review. Is she critical? Yes. No worries. For my part, it is AWESOME when someone's willing to compare the mythological implications of Young Junius and Junius's character arc in comparison to that of Jack Palms, I've got to love it! Want more? Read the full review here.

Here's the start: Prequels can be problematic. 

New Fan Pic Rotator!

Look here just to the right and you'll see the new Fan Pics Rotator for YOUR pics of you and your copies of YOUNG JUNIUS. Have a copy and haven't sent in your pic yet? Hit me with it!

Wishing you all the best for a most happy, healthy and safe holiday season from yer boy and all of us at SethHarwood.com!!

TRIAD DEATH MATCH - The Finale (Finally!!)

Finally!!Finally!!Click here to listen or download Episode 5 of TRIAD DEATH MATCH - The Finale (Finally!)

Been a long, long time since TDM-04 and for that I apologize to you all. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Let's all make this year a very YOUNG JUNIUS Christmas!

Join me, George Pelecanos, Crimespree Magazine and all the rest of the Palms Mommas and Palms Daddies in blowing up the spot with copies of Young Junius for all!

Now available on these various ebook formats and devices: Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Google eBook, Smashwords, Sony Reader, Diesel eBooks and... more coming soon.

Bigtime thanks to Gary Johnson for editing sound on this story, Stacia Decker for editing content and to Sachill Pages for providing the music and outro pieces. Story so far today provided by Palms Daddy Mike Farley.

Pelecanos Picks YJ as a Best Book and Crimespree Review out!

First George Pelecanos, awesome novelist and writer for THE WIRE, picked YOUNG JUNIUS as one of his Best Books for 2010! Hazzah and hot damn! I met George at Noircon and gave him a copy of the book. Barely hoped he'd read it. Now this? Yeah, I'm psyched!!

How about this quote:

"Man-child Junius, 14, is in search of his brother's murderer which takes him on an odyssey through the projects of Cambridge, Mass. The plot moves but you will be most taken by the complexity of the large cast of characters. Harwood does not revert to type."

Yeah, definitely BLURB worthy!

On another note, thanks to Crimespree Magazine and awesome Jon Jordan for reviewing YOUNG JUNIUS. "Required Reading." Here's the full:

YOUNG JUNIUS (Tyrus) is an urban western by Seth Harwood. Junius is a 14 year old on his own quest for vengeance and redemption. What looks from the outset to be a simple matter of track and shoot soon spirals out of control. With police and rival gangs out to get him Junius decides to stand instead of run and when all is said and done, his life is much different than when he started this path. Harwood has really captured the angst of a young man confused by what the world tells him and what the world is. Required reading. –Crimespree Magazine

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