Craig Lew

Craig Lew is an author, animator, screenwriter, film director, movie producer and business executive. Born in Fresno, California to an engineer and restauranteur, Craig worked in his family’s successful restaurant chain at a very early age. In his teens, he began racing bicycles and was a Junior Olympic hopeful invited to the selection series in New York.

 

After college, Craig started out his career as a young executive in the financial industry. Craig went on to create a consulting company working for Deloitte and Touches, PBS, KCET, Deluxe Labs, Modern VideoFilm, the original DreamWorks SKG and The New Getty Center, to name a few of his high octane clients.

 

Craig has a life-long passion for cycling and an extensive vintage racing bicycle collection. He can often be seen in the foothills that surround his home, riding a fifty year old De Rosa, Cinelli or Masi.

 

Author

Breath to Breath:

 

2015 HONORABLE Mention for Young Adult Fiction —INDIEFAB Award, Foreword Reviews

 

"Seductive. Enthralling. Earth-shattering. Carve out some time because you won’t want to put this one down." —Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of the CRANK TRILOGY

 

"Written in short, impactful poetic prose, this is a gut-wrenching novel that manages to be dark and hopeful. It is a suspenseful mystery with a revelation that is unexpectedly sad and heartbreaking. VERDICT A tough choice for sensitive readers, this is recommended for older, mature teens." —Tamela Chambers (Chicago Public Schools), School Library Journal

 

“From the haunting, disturbing opening, all the way to the riveting climax, Lew delivers a tale of a boy on the brink of both discovery and destruction, whose poetic voice shines forth from inner darkness." —Foreword Reviews

 

"Craig Lew did a brilliant job on writing about a horrible reality.” —Nadia Caballero, San Francisco Book Review

 

“Lew creates a story that reads like prose, but makes the reader feel the poetry inside. He grabs the reader with insightful line breaks, word choice, and style that are easy to appreciate without consciously thinking about them while reading. I loved how Lew was also able to use the different poem breaks to create strong pacing. You won’t want to put it down once you start.” —A.R. Braithwaite, Folded Pages Distillery

Graphic Novelist

Based on the Indie Excellence Finalist “The Goths” Craig developed the animated series “Children of Scythia.”

 

Animator

"A Hitch at the Fairmont" is a double Rocky Award winner for Best Animation and Best Augmented Reality App.

Writer, Director, Producer

Craig has written numerous screenplays. His horror thriller “The 13th Reflection” was a winner in Script Magazines Open Door Competition. Craig has produced 9 films and directed 7. “Rock Jocks,” a Sci Fi Comedy released Nationwide in theaters.

Craig spends most of his days with his butt in a chair, writing, with his cat Smittens whispering story plot points in his ear.

Author

Graphic Novelist

Animator

Writer, Director, Producer

Craig Lew is an author, animator, screenwriter, film director, movie producer and business executive. Born in Fresno, California to an engineer and restauranteur, Craig worked in his family’s successful restaurant chain at a very early age. In his teens, he began racing bicycles and was a Junior Olympic hopeful invited to the selection series in New York.

 

After college, Craig started out his career as a young executive in the financial industry. Craig went on to create a consulting company working for Deloitte and Touches, PBS, KCET, Deluxe Labs, Modern VideoFilm, the original DreamWorks SKG and The New Getty Center, to name a few of his high octane clients.

 

Craig has a life-long passion for cycling and an extensive vintage racing bicycle collection. He can often be seen in the foothills that surround his home, riding a fifty year old De Rosa, Cinelli or Masi.

 

Breath to Breath:

 

2015 HONORABLE Mention for Young Adult Fiction —INDIEFAB Award, Foreword Reviews

 

"Seductive. Enthralling. Earth-shattering. Carve out some time because you won’t want to put this one down." —Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of the CRANK TRILOGY

 

"Written in short, impactful poetic prose, this is a gut-wrenching novel that manages to be dark and hopeful. It is a suspenseful mystery with a revelation that is unexpectedly sad and heartbreaking. VERDICT A tough choice for sensitive readers, this is recommended for older, mature teens." —Tamela Chambers (Chicago Public Schools), School Library Journal

 

“From the haunting, disturbing opening, all the way to the riveting climax, Lew delivers a tale of a boy on the brink of both discovery and destruction, whose poetic voice shines forth from inner darkness." —Foreword Reviews

 

"Craig Lew did a brilliant job on writing about a horrible reality.” —Nadia Caballero, San Francisco Book Review

 

“Lew creates a story that reads like prose, but makes the reader feel the poetry inside. He grabs the reader with insightful line breaks, word choice, and style that are easy to appreciate without consciously thinking about them while reading. I loved how Lew was also able to use the different poem breaks to create strong pacing. You won’t want to put it down once you start.” —A.R. Braithwaite, Folded Pages Distillery