I use my experiences as a professional footballer and writer to teach the power of resilience and inspire reluctant readers.
My books cover a broad spectrum. The Boy in Brazil and Football's Coming Out are both intended for all ages, whereas my most recent book - No Final Whistle - is aimed at readers aged 9+.
Because of this, I've got extensive experience of talking to audiences of between five and 300 in primary and secondary schools, universities, and businesses.
I've also appeared multiple times on live television and national radio to discuss my books, most notably on the BBC and TalkSport.
I'm most comfortable either giving talks on resilience, careers in sports or my own experiences as a footballer and writer. I also run workshops on creative writing and sports writing, which is a key part of my role as an ambassador for Loughborough University's school outreach programme.
However, I'm always willing to step out of my comfort zone and try something new - both in terms of writing and speaking.
Described by The Daily Mirror as 'a captivating tale', The Boy in Brazil has been used as a set text to teach English and humanities in several schools, with one even giving an exam on it for their year 8 class. The topic also naturally lends itself to sport and has seen me lead PE lessons. Football's Coming Out has also been used by schools to discuss homophobia in football, as well as helping to spark an advertising campaign for a leading sports brand.
I am currently based in London but am willing to travel anywhere in the UK and abroad. My usual fee is in line with the Society of Author's recommendations.
'Seth has been kind enough to visit my school twice. On both occasions he has captured pupils' imagination and interest. He speaks brilliantly and is able to engage youngsters. They wanted to know more and ask questions. It was fabulous from the perspective of teaching them about Brazil. However, Seth went further in inspiring the pupils to think out of the box and have ambitions - both from the football angle and also in writing a book. I would have Seth in again without any hesitation.' Nene Park Academy, Peterborough
'Seth has always remained punctual and professional - preparing any work to deadline - but, most importantly, he is a really personable character with an inspiring story that manages to truly capture students' imaginations.' Loughborough University
Seth Burkett grew up in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Upon leaving school he moved to Brazil to play professional football. His first book, The Boy in Brazil, documents a remarkable season in Sorriso and was shortlisted for the 2015 British Sport Book Awards. Following this, Seth collaborated with England futsal manager Michael Skubala to create Developing the Modern Footballer Through Futsal. Most recently, Seth has ghostwritten the narrative of Neil Beasley - Football's Coming Out - which was longlisted for the 2016 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. He now lives in London and has recently released his first book aimed at younger readers: No Final Whistle.