Hi! I'm Bud Craig, a British crime writer and member of the Crime Writers Association. Though born and bred in the city of Salford near Manchester I have lived for many years in a village near Darlington in the North East of England. My three books in a series about a Salford private eye, Gus Keane, were published in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by e-publisher The Book Folks (TBF) http://thebookfolks.com. In September 2016 TBF published SALFORD MURDERS, all 3 books in one trilogy. SALFORD MURDERS has since become a best seller and is now published by TBF as a paperback. Thanks to everyone who has bought my books. HIGH PROFILE, my short story collection, was published in May 2017 by TBF. It includes some of the stories described below.
I have also written short stories, flash fiction and short plays. On twenty or so occasions I have won, been placed or short listed in writing competitions. These include BBC radio 4's Opening Lines and the Kenneth Branagh Windsor Festival Drama Awards two years running. My one act play The Scottish Play, featuring a time-travelling Will Shakespeare, was performed at Darlington Arts Centre in 2012.
Some of my work, like the Gus Keane books, is set in Salford, some in Lovendale, a fictional country area in the North East of England. My two most successful stories, though, were set in Memphis, Tennessee (What I Miss About Memphis) and the distant planet Vilta (Make Cowards of Us All). Vilta, as I'm sure you know, is the Italian for cowardice. As well as crime I have tried my hand at romance, science fiction and satire.
Since 2003 I have been a member of the Inkerman Writers in Darlington, a group run by crime writer, John Dean (aka John Stanley). John and the Inkermans have helped me a lot with my writing. Check out his books on the TBF website.
When not writing I try to keep up with my 5 grandchildren, watch cricket and cook my wife's tea. My daughter, Claire Moss, is also a published novelist. Check out Northern Soul Revival, Who Do You Think You Are? and Then You Were Gone. Below is a link to an interview Claire and I did for the Northern Echo, the best selling daily paper in the North East of England:
Here is another link to an interview taken from my publisher's blog that tells you a bit more about my writing: