Rock Hill, SC
Craig is a twenty-nine-time award-winning author of short fiction and plays, including four Best of Issue awards in the 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003 editions of the South Carolina Writers Workshop anthology. He has been published seventeen times in short fiction, one-act plays and his novel.
Five of his stories have won the South Carolina Carrie McCray Literary Award for Best Short Fiction and his novel, The Spectrum Conspiracy, won Best Novel in 2010. The Spectrum Conspiracy was a finalist (1 of 7) in the 2014, Killer Nashville's Sliver Falchion Award - Attending Author category, and a shortlist finalist in the 2012, 2011 and 2010 William Faulkner Pirates Alley competition. The Spectrum Conspiracy was also a strong contender for in the 2012 Killer Nashville's Claymore Award, finished just outside the top ten. His Short story, Den of Rhyme is a finalist in the 2014 William Faulkner Pirates Alley contest, and his short story, House of Ruth, is a dhort-list finalist. House of Ruth won 4th Place in the 80th Annual Writers Digest Competition which had over 11,800 total entries. It also received an Honorable Mention in the 76th Annual Writers Digest Competition, and was a shortlist finalist in the 2012 and 2011 William Faulkner Competitions.
Craig served on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Writers Workshop from 2000 until 2006 and as co-chair for the 16th annual SCWW Writers Conference in 2006. He also served as Vice-President of the Southeast Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America from 2000 until 2005.
The Spectrum Conspiracy, was published on January 1, 2013 by Bella Rosa Books LLC. In addition to it's 6 literary awards is has received over 64 five-star reviews on Amazon.com, B&N.com and BAM.com combined. Sample chapters, reviews and a video trailer are available on this website and on his website at http://www.CraigFaris.com/
Craig and his wife have two college-age children and live in Rock Hill, South Carolina.