Interviews of Michael Craft over the years.

OVER THE YEARS, Michael Craft’s budding career as a writer was frequently chronicled in print by William E. Robbins, a reporter for the Kenosha News, which was Michael’s hometown newspaper in Wisconsin.

The paper ran featured interviews coinciding with the publication of each of Michael’s earlier books, and they are available on this site with the kind permission of the Kenosha News.

(Michael’s full name is Michael Craft Johnson, and some of these interviews refer to him as “Johnson,” the name by which Kenosha readers better knew him.)

To read any of these interviews, just click on the corresponding year. When visiting the older archived interviews from a mobile phone, try the “reader view” available on those pages.


1993: Interview regarding Rehearsing

1997: Interview regarding Flight Dreams

1998: Interview regarding Eye Contact

1999: Interview regarding Body Language

2000: Interview regarding Name Games

2001: Interview regarding Boy Toy

2001: Interview regarding Desert Autumn

         (Kenosha Bulletin interview by Tina Swiech)

2002: Interview regarding Hot Spot

         (Bottom Line interview by Craig Lawver)

2003: Interview regarding Desert Winter

2004: Interview regarding Desert Spring

         (Kenosha News interview by Alice Anne Conner)

2005: Interview regarding Bitch Slap

         ( interview by Owen Keehnen)

2019: “Catching Up with Michael Craft”

         (Kenosha News interview by Bill Robbins)

2023: Interview regarding Desert Deadline

         (Desert Sun interview by Greg Archer)


2012: In-depth blog interview by Jared S. Anderson

2016: Interview regarding Inside Dumont

         (“Desert Outlook” interview by Will Dean)

2019: In-depth blog interview by Jane Ballard

2023: Video podcast regarding Desert Deadline

         (“Out With Dan,” interviewer Dan White)

2024: Video podcast regarding Desert Deadline

         (“Eyes on Books” with John Peters, Teri Kelsall)

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