About Craig

Craig Moody was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, a suburban community that edges the beautiful Florida Everglades. Author of the multi-award-winning debut novel The ’49 Indian and multi-award-nominated and winning follow-ups His Name Was Ezra, The Stars of Locust Ridge, and The Gold Rush Girls, Craig currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with his boyfriend, Gable, and twenty-five-year-old cockatiel, Alley.

About The Gold Rush Girls

America is westward bound in 1849; gold is calling from the California earth. Opportunity, wealth, and prosperity await any brave soul daring enough to venture the merciless miles of the California Trail. Or does it?

Sixteen-year-old Meredith, an orphaned housemaid, jumps at the chance to marry Jeremy Brown, a handsome Southerner with dreams of gold dust filling his charming eyes. Meredith’s imagined life of adventure and wedded bliss are quickly destroyed once on the trail with Jeremy.

Also by Craig

Award Wins and Nominations

The Stars of Locust Ridge

TSOLR - 1 - EHBA First Runner-Up Commercial Fiction
TSOLR - 2 - EHBA Grand Prize Short List Finalist
TSOLR - 3 - EHBA Category Finalist
TSOLR - 4 - EHBA Montaigne Medal Finalist
TSOLR - 5 - EHBA da Vinci Eye Finalist
TSOLR - 6 - NGIBA Finalist
Literary Titan Gold Book Award

His Name Was Ezra

HNWE - 1 - NIEA Finalist
Literary Titan Gold Book Award

The '49 Indian

T49I - 2 - NGIBA Winner
T49I - 3 - NIEA Winner
T49I - 4 - IBA Winner
Literary Titan Gold Book Award