I use my experiences as a professional footballer and writer to teach the power of resilience and inspire reluctant readers.
More recently, I've worked with some of the world's biggest YouTubers to tell their stories.
My books cover a broad spectrum. I've ghostwritten and edited non-fiction football and YouTube books, while also authoring children's books on football.
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 ghostwriting (giving pupils tips before asking them to ghostwrite each others' autobiographies), 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 Stamford 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
Brilliant day, and the students who took part really enjoyed themselves.
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. He has gone on to publish seven books, with several more in the pipeline. Most recently he has collaborated with YouTubers Woody and Kleiny to ghostwrite their memoirs, and also released Tekkers: a fictional football book aimed at ages 10-14. Seth visits tens of schools every year and continues to play football. Most recently he spent a season playing professionally in Sri Lanka.