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Eli Cranor

Eli Cranor played quarterback at every level: peewee to professional, and then coached high school football for five years. These days, he’s traded in the pigskin for a laptop, writing from Arkansas where he lives with his wife and kids. Eli’s debut novel Don’t Know Tough was awarded the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel Contest. The New York Times called the novel ‘one of the best debuts of 2022,’ while USA Today labeled it one of the ‘Best Books of the Year.’ Along with fiction, Eli writes a nationally-syndicated sports column, and his column about the craft of writing, ‘Shop Talk’. appears monthly at CrimeReads.
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