Craig Martelle Bio


Craig Martelle is a man of many talents, with a wealth of experience that peppers his prolific body of writing work. He has published over 100 books in the science fiction genre – space opera, space adventure, and post-apocalyptic.

Craig has been a top 100 science fiction author on Amazon since March of 2017.

He also runs the 20Booksto50k® Facebook group to support new and established self-published authors. 20Books is a powerful informational, networking and support group and members range from those starting on their writing adventure to multi-million selling, award-winning established authors.

Originally from Iowa, Craig joined the Marine Corps. His time in service allowed him to see the best and worst the world has to offer. A voracious reader, Craig always had a book on the go, no matter where he was deployed.

After retiring from the military, Craig gained a law degree that led to his previous career as a business diagnostics specialist and leadership coach. At 52, Craig decided to become a full-time author. He hasn’t looked back since.

Craig now lives with his wife and dog in Fairbanks, Alaska, where the temperature reaches fifty below zero.

You can watch Craig Martelle talk about his writing, life and passions, and ask him your questions on November 23rd in the MyVLF theatre and chat room. Register for your FREE membership and access to our virtual festival venue, now.