Who Is This Chick?

I Wish My Hair Was This Long


Whenever I come to one of these “About” pages on a website or blog, I’m drawn in as much by style as I am by substance.  As a new visitor, I don’t need to know a person’s life story (at least not right away).  I need a reason to keep reading.  I never realized how hard the style piece could be until I sat down to write this.

I’ve been writing in one form or another for more than fifteen years.  Enough kind people encouraged me that I decided to try my luck with a wider audience.  On their heads be it.  Olivia Duncan Craig is not my real name.  For now, I prefer to keep my public and private lives separate.  That may change one day.  I’m based out of Washington, DC, but travel extensively for work and play.  I live with my adorable dog and long-suffering cat.  My apartment overlooks the water.  Life is good.

Some of the things I like are:

  • Nick and Nora Charles, as played by William Powell and Myrna Loy
  • U2′s halftime performance at the 2002 Superbowl
  • Naps
  • Paul Bettany
  • The Pre-Raphaelite collection at the Tate
  • Soulmates
  • Aaron Sorkin’s snappy repartee
  • British television
  • Jared Padalecki’s chest
  • Cornwall
  • The Empress Theodora
  • Rosa Mexicano’s guacamole
  • Reading, with my dog asleep beside me on the couch
  • A.S. Byatt’s Possession
  • Rory and Amy on Doctor Who
  • Paris
  • Birch trees
  • Sidecars (the cocktail, not the ones attached to motorcycles)
  • Alexandrites
  • Breakfast at Miss Shirley’s
  • Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman’s twisted love affair in Notorious
  • Illuminated manuscripts
  • Flying business class
  • Thanksgiving with my family
  • Bluebells
  • Dennis Lehane’s Peter McKenzie and Angela Gennaro mysteries
  • Ghost stories
  • Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir
  • 1968 Ford Mustangs
  • DC Cupcake’s Southern Belle


15 Responsesso far.

  1. Amanda says:

    I absolutely loved your book! I really hope there is a sequel or at least a follow up to Jason and Devin.

  2. Burch says:

    I really enjoyed Redemption. I would like to think that Devin and Jason find Jason’s family and bring them back to earth, then Jason and Devin get married. Do you have a way to notify interested readers if you do write a sequel?


    • OliviaDCraig says:

      Hi, Burch.

      Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed Redemption. I like to think Devin and Jason find Jason’s family and bring them home too. I have some ideas as to what that would look like. Leave me your email addy and I’ll add you to my newly forming mail list. :-) I’m happy to keep you apprised of new releases.

  3. Richard Z says:

    I loved Redemption!!!! Devin and Jason were well written characters – I absolutely fell in love with both of them – story line was great!!!! Hope more stories to come from the other characters. Please put me on your email list for future books.

  4. Deborah Dugger says:

    Please add to your mailing list

  5. Mike says:

    Loved redemption just bought ashes and looking forward to reading it! Hoping for a sequel to redemption sometimenin the future. If you ever make it north to Baltimore hit me up!

    • OliviaDCraig says:

      Bawlmer! I love Baltimore (if you look above, you can see that breakfast at Miss Shirley’s is one of my favorite things). I lived there for two years in the not so distant past. Mt. Washington for the win! \o/

      I’m really glad you enjoyed Redemption and I hope you like Out of the Ashes. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  6. Kathy McGowan says:

    Hi Olivia
    Just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much I enjoyed Out of the Ashes. It is now my favorite Cinderella tale. :)
    Noah is such a wonderful character, I just wanted to hug him!
    Thanks again for a great story!


    • OliviaDCraig says:

      You are so sweet! Thank you. Thanks too for the wonderful review on Amazon. Those things mean a lot to an author, so I really appreciate your taking the time to leave one. Take care.

  7. Josie says:

    Hi Olivia, I just wanted to say my retro read review of Out of Ashes was posted today here


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