Complete Profile

Glen Craney is an award-winning screenwriter, novelist, journalist, and lawyer.

A graduate of Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, he clerked for state appellate and federal judges before entering private practice as a civil litigator. After a two-year sabbatical took him to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Union Theological Seminary, he joined the Washington press corps to cover national politics and Iran-contra for Congressional Quarterly magazine. His writing has appeared in publications as diverse as Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Christianity and Crisis, Medieval History, and The Robb Report.

In 1992, he moved to California to write movie scripts. He lived on the Navajo reservation in Arizona for six months while interviewing the surviving Marine radio codetalkers of World War II. His feature screenplay about these Navajo veterans, Whisper the Wind, won the Nicholl Fellowship prize from the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Science.

His late mentor, the legendary Hollywood writer Harry Essex, convinced him to try his hand at novels. His favorite part of the work is traveling the world to research his books and scripts. He has hiked the Camino in Spain, toured the Golan Heights with an Israeli intelligence officer, navigated the Secret Vatican Archives in Rome, explored subterranean Templar lairs in France and Scotland, and played baseball in Cuba. His passion for history was instilled early on by a great uncle who led him across the Civil War battlefields that had been fought over by their ancestors.