Mark David Craycraft


I am a school teacher, a husband, a father, and grandfather.
My experiences aren't much different than yours. With great joy and horrific tragedy, our lives are peppered with many stories to tell and lessons learned.
The gift that God has, for some reason, given to me is the gift of teaching. I am no better or more enlightened than most. Although, I do spend time exhausting over issues in our lives that we tend to overlook or under appreciate. My internal drive is to share, teach, and lift up. There is no higher purpose for me on this plane.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the small, southern village of Friendship, Ohio. It's on the banks of the Ohio River about 100 miles east of Cincinnati. The population of 700 people all know everyone and our ties are still close today. Many of us have moved away yet, always "come home" a few times each year.

This influences my writing style, tone, and subject matter. I want to have a conversation with the reader as if we were back home on the porch. The last thing I want to do is over reach or over talk my readers. It seems lofty and disingenuous, to me.
Describe your desk
Which one?
The one I show in pictures is clean and professional.
The one I'm sitting at now looks like a blend of the Starship Enterprise and an episode of Hoarders.
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The Timeline of Grief
Understand your Grief. Understand the grief of others. 5 Stage of grief? Hardly! Examine the life changing effects of severe and Caustic Grieving.

An Excerpt from 40/40 Vision
The best selling book 40/40 Vision: 40 Truths That Took Me 40 Years To Learn. Truth #39 If you look into the mirror and don't like what you see, get a new mirror.

An Excerpt: 40/40 Vision #2
From the best selling book "40/40 Vision: 40 Truths That Took Me 40 Years To Learn" Truth #2 Worms don't fall from the sky.


Whosoever Believeth
You set the price! Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
his dialogue driven mystery puts a spin on DNA evidence and cyber-crime that has yet to be explored. Dive into the world of manipulation and internet scandal that comes to a small Appalachian town. You'll think twice before you link a single fiber of evidence to a suspect again.

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