About Craig MacDonald, Author & Speaker

Craig MacDonald, Speaker


Craig MacDonald Bio

► Pulitzer Prize Nominee

► Author of 24 books

► Historian, Speaker & Journalist

► Author of 24 books, including the widely-acclaimed, Cockeyed Charley Parkhurst-The West's Most Unusual Stagewhip, Filter Press, 1973. This was the first nationally-published book on what many historians now say was the first woman to vote in a national election. Several of his books were selected by the California State Library and recorded on cassettes for use by the visually-impaired and others.

► Longtime Historical Features Writer, Sierra Heritage Magazine

► Selected for "Men of Mystery Conference," featuring some of America's top authors, including best-selling writers Gregg Hurwitz, Don Winslow and Christopher Rice as well as William Link, creator of TV hits, Columbo, Mannix & McCloud and Thomas Sawyer, head writer & producer of Murder She Wrote.

► His article on the first woman sheriff in Nevada was chosen by Nevada Magazine as one of the top stories of the 20th Century and published in the book, The Historical Nevada Magazine.

► The California State Library selected his Old West Christmas—Tales with a Twist as the Book of the Week for Christmas Week, 2017.

► A member of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, MacDonald is a Phi Kappa Phi graduate of San Jose State University.

► He has worked with such prominent historians as Jim Holliday, best-selling author of The World Rushed In and founding director of the Oakland Museum of California; Irene Simpson Neasham, former Wells Fargo Historian and the first woman president of the California Historical Society, and Clyde Arbuckle, former president of the Conference of California Historical Societies.

► MacDonald has been the Featured Speaker at national and state conferences as well as universities. He speaks on incredible unsung women who changed society, his two relatives, who were major heroes in the American Revolution, Outlaws and much more.

Craig MacDonald - ccmacdo@yahoo.com.