Watch for Craig’s newest political thriller,
coming in April 2023!

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Craig W. Turner is the author of ten (10) books, including his political thrillers, THE CAMPaiGN and THE KINGMAKER, and his non-fiction books on running effective local political campaigns. With more than 25 years’ experience in media, PR, economic development, campaign management and government relations, his newest novel, THE INFAMOUS JERSEY SHORE PICKPOCKET RING OF 1979, pulls directly from his experiences in recognition that often real life can be even more interesting than fiction.

Craig is founder and president of Momentum – The Business Growth Agency, a public relations, marketing and government advocacy firm based in Tonawanda, NY. Among Craig’s clients are World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, where he serves as president of the bi-national organization.

A veteran political consultant, Craig also founded The Campaign Coach, his national campaign management and training program for first-time local candidates, in 2015.

Prior to starting Momentum, Craig served as vice president with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, WNY’s regional chamber of commerce, where he directed the organization’s business development and government affairs efforts. In that role, Craig oversaw the organization’s endorsement and Political Action Committee (PAC) programs, and lobbied regularly in Washington and Albany.

Craig is a graduate of the University at Buffalo. He resides in Western New York, and is exceptionally proud of his three children, all of whom have taken up writing. He can be contacted by e-mail at or on Twitter @CraigWTurner.