Craig Faris is a sixteen-time published author in short stories and plays.
To date, he has won twenty-five literary awards, eleven of which were first place, and four Best of Issue awards
in the 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003 editions of the South Carolina Writers
Workshop anthology. Five of his short stories have won the South
Carolina Carrie McCray Literary Award for Best Short Fiction.
His novel, The Spectrum Conspiracy won the South Carolina Carrie McCray Literary
Award for Best Opening Chapter 2010 and The Spectrum Conspiracy was a short list
finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner/William Wisdom Pirates Alley International Competition. The Spectrum Conspiracy was also a finalist in 2010 and 2011 Faulkner Competitions.
In 2011, his short story, House of Ruth was awarded 4th Place in the 80th Annual Writers Digest Competition - a contest which received over 11,800 total entries. House of Ruth also received an Honorable Mention in the 76thAnnual Writers Digest Competition, and was a short list
finalist in the 2012 William Faulkner Pirates Alley International
Craig served on the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Writers Workshop from 2000 until 2006 and served as co-chair for
the 16th annual SCWW Writers Conference. He also served as Vice-President of the southeast chapter of
the Mystery Writers of America from 2000 until 2005. He works
professionally as an advertising consultant and a graphic designer. He has won national and regional design
awards, the printing industry's PICA Award, and the
Scholastic Arts Gold Key Award.
His writing career began in 1998 when he completed his first novel
trilogy, at 226,800-words, which taught him how to finish a major work. His second novel, a thriller,
Conspiracy,was published by Bella
Rosa Books and is now available as a trade paperback and e-book on
Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble.com and Books-A-Million.com .
Craig lives in York
County, SC,with his wife, Deena, and their two children, Katie and Charlie.