Craig Alanson used to create financial reports for a large IT services company. Writing fiction on his lunch breaks, at nights and on weekends, he finally self-published three novels on Amazon. Within 6 months of his first ebook release, he was able to quit his day job and pursue a full-time writing career. The breakout success of Columbus Day (Expeditionary Force, Book 1) reached new heights when Podium Audio released it in audio format, narrated by Audie Award Winner R.C. Bray. The Columbus Day audiobook was a huge hit, and a finalist for an Audie Award as Audiobook of the Year. The ExForce series, as it is known to fans, has gone on to 12 ExForce books/audiobooks, many of which have hit the NYT best-seller list, with a 12th book, Breakaway released in June 2021, and 15 books planned. Craig has also published a spin-off series, ExForce: Mavericks books, Deathtrap and Freefall; an ExForce audio drama, Homefront; a fantasy trilogy, Ascendent; and a young adult space opera, Aces.
His first audiobook, Columbus Day, was one of five finalists for the prestigious Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, in 2018.
Craig lives in Virginia with his wife, who loves him even though he perpetually refuses to clean the garage and a variable number of rescue dogs, who have manipulated their people into providing food, shelter, and convertible rides to get ice cream.