Craig Carden was born in Zululand, South Africa. He enjoys South Africa's wildlife, flora and beaches. The area in which much of his first novel, 'Easter Beside an Estuary', is set contains one of the world's biggest estuaries. It is about an hour's drive from where the author spent most of his childhood. The estuary is home to one of the largest populations of Nile crcodiles and hippo in Africa. It and the surrounding farmland and bush veld play a powerful role in 'Easter Beside an Estuary'.
Craig Carden is currently working on two novellas.