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About the Author

Craig Daliessio

Craig Daliessio is the author of six previous books including “The Ragamuffin’s Christmas,” “Nowhere to Lay My Head,” and “Sometimes Daddies Cry: What a Dad Really Feels about Divorce.” He has a B.S. degree from Liberty University in Religion, and is an award-winning mortgage banker. He currently lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Craig was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the nearby Delaware Valley. His family remains in the Philadelphia area to this day. The grandson of immigrants on both sides, he is fiercely proud of his heritage and history.

He was raised in a small Baptist church in New Castle, DE, where his foundation of faith was laid. He attended Liberty University, where he played men’s hockey for two seasons, and currently serves as a coordinator for the Liberty Hockey Alumni group.

A writer since an early age (Craig credits reading the great Gene Hill in “Field and Stream” at age nine with giving him the writing bug) he has always been a master communicator and wonderful storyteller and teacher. His writing voice is unique and conversational, but if you listen closely, you can hear the influences of his favorites…Hugo, Chaim Potok, Flannery O’Connor, Dickens, and of course; Brennan Manning, whom Craig readily points to as his favorite Christian author.

Craig is a master carpenter, having worked in the trade over twenty years, and a four-star gourmet chef. (Yeah…no kidding!) He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing and hunting throughout Virginia.

He is an engaging, funny, exciting, and warm speaker, with a message of hope and inspiration.