Craig grew up in Ecclesfield, a village which borders Sheffield in the north of England. His first novel – a handwritten full-length science fantasy work whose title he’s long since forgotten – was submitted to a national newspaper competition when he was only 14 years old. Sadly, it failed to win, but that didn’t deter him – it’s hard to quash a major passion!
Since those formative times he’s tried his hand at horror (unpublished) and locked-room murder mysteries (two volumes published), but his main literary obsession has always been with the fantasy genre. His work echoes worlds created by Alan Garner, Susan Cooper and Rick Riordan – worlds connected to ours by mythology and folklore.
Now he’s at the beginning of a new literary journey with Knox Robinson, who has signed him up to publish a fantasy series, ‘The Albion Chronicles’, over the coming years. The first of these, ‘Nick Hawthorne and the Banefires of Autumn’, will appear in the Spring of 2014. Expect crossover worlds, magick, flawed heroes, villains more forces of nature than tyrannical despots, some of the nastier creatures from folklore – and a fifteen year old protagonist totally out of his depth!
Craig’s also a keen musician and songwriter, currently playing keyboards and guitars with folk/rock outfit ‘Tyburn’. His other interests include exotic travel and (obviously!) reading. He’s just taken up photography, too.
He currently lives in Handsworth, Sheffield, and is happily married to Andrea.
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