M. W. Craven was born in Carlisle but grew up in
Newcastle. He joined the army at sixteen, leaving ten years later to complete
a social work degree. Seventeen years after taking up a probation officer
role in Cumbria, at the rank of assistant chief officer, he became a
full-time author. The Puppet Show, the first in a two-book deal he signed
with the Little, Brown imprint, Constable in 2017, was released June 2018.
The Puppet Show has been optioned for TV by Studio Lambert, creators of the
award-winning 'Three Girls', and has been translated into numerous
Publications & Performance History
Books Assume Nothing,
Believe Nobody, Challenge Everything - March 2015 Born in a Burial Gown - June
2015 Body Breaker - May 2017 The Puppet Show (Washington Poe 1) - June 2018
Black Summer (Washington Poe 2) - June 2019 TV Consultant on the TV production
of the Washington Poe series (currently in development).
Workshop & Reading Experience
Panels such as CrimeFest, Bradford Lit, Morecambe &
Vice, Wigtown Mystery Weekend and Borderlines, including chairing panels.
Solo library, bookshop and bookclub events. Interviewed authors at launches
and been interviewed at my own.
Group size preference
Group age preference
No preference but books are for adults
Area prepared to travel
Northumberland, North Yorkshire. Other areas by negotiation.