Meet The Author
Bill Craig taught himself to read at age four and began writing his own stories at age six. He published his first novel at age 40 and says it only took him 34 years to become an overnight success! He has been publishing steadily ever since that first book Valley of Death and now has 27 books in print or ebook. Bill is the proud father of four children ranging in age from 38 to almost 8. He has 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Mr. Craig has worked a wide variety of jobs over the years from private security and corrections work to being a grill cook and dishwasher. He has been a news reporter, done factory work and even a stint as a railroad clerk. He currently does customer service work to support his writing addiction. His ultimate goal in life is to break the record held by pulp author and creator of The Shadow, Walter B. Gibson, for writing the most works in a single year!
The thing I like the best about writing is telling the stories. I like good characters because I feel they are what actually drives the story along, and by driving the story they engage the readers.
by Bill Craig.
A storm is approaching Key West and something wicked is blowing into town with it. Tina Cord had been on the run from a psychopathic stalker when she arrived on the island. Then she met Marlow. Now he may be the only one that can keep her out of the stalker’s hands. Buy and/or Read More >>>
Craig on Craig
So what does a bestselling mystery author do on a Saturday night? Bill Craig is sitting at home taking care of his 85 year old father and his 8 year old son as the three of them watch a good old fashioned Western staring Tom Selleck.
One thing that Bill Craig noticed over the years is that many great stories have an element of mystery in them which is what drew him into writing mysteries. In the western, the mystery might be in discovering who started the range war or is behind the plot to steal the ranch from the rancher’s widow. In adventure tales the mystery might be in a treasure map leading to a lost city or a fabulous treasure to be found by the hero. Even in romances there is a mystery behind the hero or heroine and the circumstances that bring them together. Even everyday life is full of mystery because we all want to know "What is going to happen next?" Why do we want to know that? Because it isn’t know to us, thus yet another mystery.
"Life is a journey of uncertainty. We never know what is going to happen next. This past year has been a struggle dealing with my father’s health issues as well as my own while raising a child as a single parent and parental responsibilities to my older children and my grandchildren and my great grand child. But as I journey through this great mystery of life, I still find time to focus on my characters and the mysteries in their lives."
Having just turned 54, Bill Craig has been publishing his work now for 14 years, turning out approximately 34 titles so far. He hopes to continue writing for many more years bringing enjoyment and pleasure to his many readers. He continues to work on more of Rick Marlow's cases among others. Craig is a native of New Castle, Indiana. Born and raised a Hoosier, he enjoys setting his tales in the tropics as a way of escaping the blistering cold and snows of his Hoosier homeland in the winters!