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About Jeff

Jeff Garvin is an author, podcaster, and musician. His award-winning debut novel, Symptoms of Being Human, is an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, and garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly. His sophomore book, The Lightness of Hands, is a Junior Library Guild selection, a Bank Street College Best Book of the year, and received a starred review from School Library Journal and praise from multiple New York Times bestselling authors. Jeff also produces and cohosts The Hero’s Journey podcast, examining books and films through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s monomyth paradigm.

Before becoming a writer, Jeff acted on TV and toured as the lead singer of a rock band. He has a BFA in Film from Chapman University. When he’s not writing, Jeff performs in an 80s cover band, plays Dungeons & Dragons, and spends time with his family and pets in Southern California.