Glen Craney is a screenwriter, novelist, journalist, and lawyer. He holds a BA from Hanover College, a JD from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, and an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. As a member of the Washington, D.C. press corps, he covered national politics and the Iran-contra scandal for Congressional Quarterly magazine. His feature screenplay, Whisper the Wind, about the Navajo codetalkers of World War II, was awarded the Nicholl Fellowship prize by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences for best new screenwriting. His debut historical novel, The Fire and the Light, received several honors, including being named Best New Fiction by the National Indie Excellence Awards and a Finalist/Honorable Mention Winner by Foreword Magazine for its Book of the Year in Historical Fiction. In 2014, Foreword chose two of his historical novels–The Yanks Are Starving and The Spider and the Stone–as Finalists for the BOYTA.