Brief press bio of author

Michael Craft.

The following is a brief press bio that summarizes career highlights of author Michael Craft. 

This short sketch is of the type appropriate for press releases, publicity, and book jackets. For a

more detailed chronology of Michael Craft’s life and career, please go to: autobiography page.

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Michael Craft is the author of sixteen novels, including the acclaimed Mark Manning mystery series, from which three installments were honored as finalists for Lambda Literary Awards: Name Games (2000), Boy Toy (2001), and Hot Spot (2002). In addition, he is the author of two produced plays, and his prize-winning short fiction has appeared in British as well as American literary journals.

Craft grew up in Illinois and spent his middle years in Wisconsin, which inspired the fictitious setting of his current books. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and now lives in Rancho Mirage, California.

In 2017, Michael Craft’s professional papers were acquired by the Special Collections Department of the Rivera Library at the University of California, Riverside. A comprehensive archive of his manuscripts, working notes, correspondence, and other relevant documents, along with every edition of his completed works, is now cataloged and made available for both scholarly research and public enjoyment.

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‍The ‍following ‍is ‍a ‍brief ‍press ‍bio ‍that ‍summarizes ‍career ‍highlights ‍of ‍author ‍Michael ‍Craft. ‍This ‍short ‍sketch ‍is ‍of ‍the ‍type ‍appropriate ‍for ‍press ‍releases, ‍publicity, ‍and ‍book ‍jackets. ‍For ‍a ‍more ‍detailed ‍chronology ‍of ‍Michael ‍Craft’s ‍life ‍and ‍career, ‍please ‍go ‍to: ‍autobiography ‍page.