John's short story

John Crawley is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  In addition to penning his numerous novels and short stories, he built a thirty-year career in advertising, specializing in TV and Radio, helping to build dozens of national brands from airlines to automobiles.

He has taught creative writing and advertising at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M Commerce), TCU, as well as guest lectured at North Texas University, SMU and LaVerne University in California and at his alma mater, the Univerity of Texas.  

John is an award-winning photographer and a guitar and mandolin picker. He occasionally finds time to fly fish and to ride his recumbent trikes. John is married with three adult children.

“Hemingway said the hardest job in the world is writing. I think he was correct. But it is also the most rewarding. The story is everything.”

John Crawley

News and media

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John Crawley interviewed for University of Texas TV. He is discussing his book, The Man on the Grassy Knoll. Crawley has a new book due very soon. Watch this site for details.

Notable awards

Award winning photography


John Crawley is an award winning photographer. You can view his full collection of work on his photography site. John has won numerous awards with his photography. Click on the images above to view his gallery.