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Gary Crawford

Gary Crawford is a retired educator and author of the popular Sam ‘Mac’ McCloud, private investigator novels. He has also written two westerns, Trepidation Trail and California Ranger. A former sports writer, Crawford was awarded a fellowship to the University of Maryland Journalism Department. A native Californian, Crawford and his wife, Debbie, live on a ranch between the rural towns of Newman and Gustine, in the Central Valley of California. The historical western, Trepidation Trail, about an 1865 wagon train on the Oregon/California trail was his first novel in this genre, one of his favorites.