Award-Winning author Craig Allen Heath describes himself as "Author, Writer, Etcetera." The 'Etcetera' stands for a long life of experience that feeds the work of the Author and Writer.
His writing spans 40 years, as a reporter and journalist, poet and playwright, then as a successful technical writer, systems analyst, and product manager in financial software. He now returns to his earliest desire to tell stories in fiction, verse, and script, after a 20-year hiatus.
This new season in his life has already born fruit. "The End of an Ordinary Life" - his 'Memoir in Verse' - won the 1st Prize for poetry in the 2017 Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards. Earlier that year he self-published his one-act play, "The Shaming of the Rake". Both are available through Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions.
He earned a title of “Top Writer in Fiction” on the writer’s platform Medium for his popular short stories, poems, and humor articles. He won short story awards from two Medium publications, "The Writing Cooperative" and "The Weekly Knob", in his first five months publishing there. He is working now on his first novel.
Asked what relevance stories have to daily life, he answers: “I believe that every story we tell, from literary fiction to terse news reports to the silliest joke, is all an attempt to suss out what it means to be human. Seen in that light, we are all storytellers, and we're all trying to figure out our place in this life -a brave and radical act.”