Craig Allen Heath describes himself as a “Happy husband, stepfather and corporate sell-out.”
His writing experience 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. He self-published his one act play, "The Shaming of the Rake", in spring of 2017, and "The End of an Ordinary Life" - his 'Memoir in Verse' - a collection of poems spanning 30 years, that same summer. Both are available through Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions.
With those initial works in print, he is expanding his horizons. He has been named a “Top Writer in Fiction” on the writer’s platform Medium for his ever-expanding and 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 entered "The End of an Ordinary Life" in the Writer’s Digest Self-Published E-Book Contest for 2017. 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 story tellers, and we're all trying to figure out our place in this life -a brave and radical act.”