Michael Craft

Michael Craft is the author of 14 published novels, including the highly acclaimed Mark Manning mystery series, three installments of which were honored as finalists for Lambda Literary Awards: Name Games (2000), Boy Toy (2001), and Hot Spot (2002). His first novel, Rehearsing (1993), was honored by the Society of Midland Authors as a finalist for its 1994 Adult Fiction Award.

His latest title, Inside Dumont, is a “novel in stories,” a collection of stand-alone narratives that, taken together, tell a book-length story with the scope of a novel. Michael grew up in Illinois and spent his middle years in Wisconsin, which inspired the fictitious small-town setting of Dumont.

He holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and now resides in Rancho Mirage, California. Visit the author’s website at www.michaelcraft.com.

Recent Novels

  • Inside Dumont, 2016
  • The MacGuffin, 2011

Mark Manning Mysteries

  • Bitch Slap, 2004
  • Hot Spot, 2002
  • Boy Toy, 2001
  • Name Games, 2000
  • Body Language, 1999
  • Eye Contact, 1998
  • Flight Dreams, 1997

Claire Gray Novels

  • Desert Summer, 2005
  • Desert Spring, 2004
  • Desert Winter, 2003
  • Desert Autumn, 2001
  • Rehearsing, 1993