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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Francis Shura Craig  

Pen Name: Mary Francis Shura, M F Craig, Meredith Hill, Mary Craig, Alexis Hill, Mary Shura Craig, Mary S Craig, M S Craig

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction Mystery Romance

Born: February 27, 1923 in Pratt, Kansas

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Shura Craig lived in Maywood at the time of her death.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mary Francis Shura Craig was a writer of over 50 novels from 1960 to 1990. She wrote children's adventures and young adult romances as Mary Francis Shura, M. F. Craig, and Meredith Hill; gothic novels as Mary Craig; romance novels as Alexis Hill, Mary Shura Craig and Mary S. Craig; and suspense novels as M. S. Craig.

She was a recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985, and was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America in 1990.


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Awards

-- Mary Francis Shura was a recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985.