Craig W. Turner is the author of nine (9) books, including THE CAMPaiGN, the WILTON’S GOLD time travel trilogy, THE GARDEN, 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 KINGMAKER, due in May 2022, 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, and the Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO), as executive director.

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 Niagara County with his wife, Nadine, and their four children. He can be contacted by e-mail at or on Twitter @CraigWTurner.