Craig Duncan Lowndes was born in May 1976 to working class family in the Staffordshire Moorlands. In 2014 he was sentenced to a four-year prison sentence for his part in a VAT fraud. Craig served the first five and a half months of his sentence in HMP Doncaster, where he recorded the day to day life of a first-time prisoner. ‘Doncatraz- A Prison Diary’ was Craig’s first attempt at writing and was published in 2016 while he was still serving the remainder of his sentence in HMP Sudbury.
Remorseful of his actions in what he refers to as his former life, Craig now works as a full-time plumber but still manages to put time aside for writing. After small amount of success with the prison diary Craig tried his hand at crime fiction. He uses the experiences from his brief time as a criminal along with some of the characters he met in prison as inspiration for his books. Craig writes fiction with knowledge that can only be gained from ‘being there, seeing it and doing it’.
Craig’s first fiction book ‘Screwed’ was published in 2017 with the prequel ‘Vodka And Tonic’ scheduled for late 2018.