Founder and Editor
Imagine stepping out your backdoor to watch spaceships lift off into bright blue skies. Imagine riding your bike to the beach on sunny days and climbing huge rockpiles that stick way out into the ocean. Imagine exploring an island filled with ancient artifacts detailing a rich history of native American settlers as well as Spanish and French conquerors. Imagine visiting the magic that is Disney regularly or hiking local trails, trails which offer the opportunity to spy amazing creatures like alligators, sea cows, river otters, bobcats, wild hogs, snakes, eagles, and many others, all in their natural habitats…all right in your backyard.
Growing up in Merritt Island, Florida, home to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the 140,000-acre National Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, was like growing up in paradise for Craig.
A father, teacher, and author, Craig has spent much of his adulthood wondering why he ever left Florida and working to make a grand return to the writer’s paradise in which he was raised. Today, he loves recalling the thrilling escapades of his youth, and he often wonders about the mystical world that he always knew existed beyond the stars.
Craig has taught English for more than twenty years. For the past fifteen years he has taught at several community colleges in the Chicagoland area. He holds degrees from Cairn University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Indiana University. In addition, Craig is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Lindenwood University.
When Craig is not teaching (or attending) classes, he is either writing, reading, or watching sports. He also enjoys spending time with his family, which includes his wife and four adult children (though nowadays spending time with the latter usually involves the cell phone in some form or other).
Craig started Huntly House back in 2012 as a way to expediently publish his (and his “friends”) various writing endeavors.