Michael Craven

Michael Craven is a freelance advertising writer and creative director. He has worked at some of the country’s most creative agencies on both national and global accounts, and has won numerous industry awards.

Prior to his freelance career, he was an executive creative director at kbs, part of the team running BMW and BMW Global. He was also a VP/CD at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky, working on Microsoft, Burger King, Coke Zero and more.

Michael is also the author of three crime novels, all published by Harper Collins. THE DETECTIVE & THE CHINESE HIGH-FIN (2016), THE DETECTIVE & THE PIPE GIRL (2014), and BODY COPY (2009).

He has been nominated for the Nero Wolfe Award honoring excellence in mystery fiction, and has twice been nominated for the Shamus Award for best P.I. novel of the year.

THE DETECTIVE & THE PIPE GIRL was at one point the #1 selling private eye novel on amazon, besting more than 15,000 other titles.

Michael lives in New York City.