Originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, Grant Jarrett lived in Manhattan for 20 years before moving to Marin County, CA, where he works as a writer, ghostwriter, editor, musician, and occasional songwriter.
His publishing credits include numerous magazine articles, essays, short stories, and More Towels, his coming-of-age memoir about life on the road. His debut novel, Ways of Leaving, won the Best New Fiction category of the 2014 International Book Award. In their glowing review of Ways of Leaving, Kirkus Reviews said, “Ruthlessly brilliant writing brings grace to a story smoldering in pain.” The House That Made Me, Jarrett’s 2016 anthology about the meaning of home, was chosen as an Elle “Trust Us” book.
Grant is an avid cyclist, skier, and surf skier.