Craig Weeden

Poet

2057 Grove Lane
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 
727-804-0343
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Author's Bio

Frequent writing partner and comics legend Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, Deadpool, Black Panther) and I developed his graphic novel Queen Crab into a TV series for MiLa Media. Our graphic novel Killing Time in America was published by PaperFilms in the US. Foreign reprints rights have been sold in Spain and Portugal. Our graphic novel Found is being serialized on Zestworld.

I wrote the action-thriller screenplay Dark Red for Leigh Simons Productions, then was asked to work on their documentary No Fallen Heroes. I’ve found certain skills I honed writing poetry -- being concise, finding exactly the right word, creating evocative images -- all imact my screenwriting, which has its own "shorthand."

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
American Sports Poems (Orchard Books, 1988)
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Literature in Briefs (Apple-Wood Books, 1983)
Journals: ,
Chowder Review
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Poetry Now
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Prizes won: 

My crime thriller DIAMOND PAYBACK, a Finalist in several screenwriting competitions, was optioned to Emmett Furla Oasis Films. It's also a Script Pipeline "Recommend." Mia's Gift: A Muzzles the Manatee Story, a middle-grade novel I wrote with my wife, Victoria, was Runner-Up in Children's Books at 2009 Hollywood Book Festival and an Honorable Mention at 2009 New York Book Festival. It won the Silver Medal, Best First Book, at the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Too many to list. Think: classics and comics.
What I'm reading now: 
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen, Oscar Nominated Screenplays by Various, Harley Quinn Omnibus v. 2 by Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle, The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Weymouth, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
Barrington, RI
Rhode Island
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Last update: Oct 21, 2022