GLEN CRANEY is a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and lawyer. His books have taken readers to Occitania during the Albigensian Crusade, the Scotland of Robert the Bruce, Portugal during the Age of Discovery, the trenches of France during World War I, the American Hoovervilles of the Great Depression, and the Civil War battlefields of the American South.
He holds graduate degrees from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. After a stint as a trial lawyer, he joined the Washington, D.C. press corps to report on national politics and the Iran-contra trial for Congressional Quarterly magazine. He then moved to California to write movie scripts, and his feature screenplay, Whisper the Wind, about the Navajo codetalkers of World War II, was awarded the Nicholl Fellowship Prize by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences for best new screenwriting.
With the encouragement of his mentor, Hollywood legend Harry Essex, he tried his hand at historical fiction and mystery-thrillers, and he has never looked back. His debut historical novel, The Fire and the Light, was named Best New Fiction by the National Indie Excellence Awards. He is also a three-time indieBRAG Medallion Honoree, a Chaucer Award First-Place Winner, a three-time Foreword Reviews Book-of-the-Year Award Finalist, a Military Writers Society of America Book of the Year Medalist, a Scéal Mystery-Thriller Award Finalist, a Nautilus Silver Award Winner, an IPPY Silver Award Winner, an Eric Hoffer Finalist and Honorable Mention Winner, a Da Vinci Eye Award Finalist, and a BTS Readers Choice Award Honorable Mention.
He lives in Los Angeles and has served as president of the the Southern California Chapter of the Historical Novel Society.