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Dean Crawford

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Dean Crawford

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Full Name: Dean Crawford
Born: Farnborough, Kent, England, UK
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Nationality: UK
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Biography

Dean Crawford is the Sunday Times best selling author of more than twenty thrillers, action-adventure and science fiction novels. He was born in Farnborough, Kent in 1973 to parents Terry and Carolyn Crawford. The eldest of four children, he was educated to GCSE level before his family moved to Coningsby, Lincolnshire in 1990. It was there that Dean learned that his lifelong dream of becoming a fighter-pilot in the Royal Air Force would never be realised due to his red-green colour blindness.

Searching for another career path to follow he took inspiration from his uncle, artist Christopher Jarvis, who had recently become a full-time painter of works in acrylic, oil and watercolour. Recognising that Chris was doing a job that he loved to do rather than one that he had to do, Dean searched for a similar pastime and settled on the writing of novels as a potential path to future success.

Moving to Surrey in 1995, Dean wrote without publishing success for the next ten years, producing novels in various genres and several movie screenplays. In 2006, realising that he had so far failed to achieve recognition for his efforts, Dean spent several months studying the publishing industry and identifying key aspects of his writing that worked commercially before writing his next novel, "Genesis". Four years later and after two re-writes, he acquired the representation of the powerful London literary agent Luigi Bonomi. Three months later, the renamed novel "Covenant" was the subject of a fierce international auction battle between several major publishing houses, with the winner Simon & Schuster ultimately paying a large advance for three books. This was followed a year later with the purchase of two more titles in the series. Covenant, Immortal and Apocalypse all became Sunday Times paperback bestsellers and generated considerable interest from Hollywood.

In 2013, recognising the growing potential of digital publishing, Dean founded his own publishing label, Fictum, and to date has written eighteen independent novels. His "indie" titles have repeatedly reached the Top #100 Paid at Amazon.com and peaked at #17, the front page of all Amazon's books. Dean writes full time, concentrating on high-concept scientific thrillers, action-adventure novels and a growing catalogue of science fiction titles.


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