Paul Crilley

Author in Durban, South Africa

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Paul Crilley is a Scotsman living in South Africa and has been writing professionally for the past 20 years. In that time, he has worked on over twenty-seven television shows as a writer, script-editor, and story-liner. One of the shows was nominated for an international Emmy award. Paul was also nominated for a South African Film and Television award for writing.

His Delphic Division series, Poison City, and the sequel Clockwork City, about a supernatural police force based in Durban, South Africa, is in development as a television series with Jerry Bruckheimer Productions and CBS. His horror/comedy/buddy cop mashup, Department Zero, is being developed as a screenplay for the producer of The Lego Movie.

Paul also writes computer games, and worked on the Bioware MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. He also worked for Disney on Armies of Magic and is currently working on interactive computer games with Fogbank Entertainment.

On the comics front, Paul adapted his award-winning Dungeons & Dragons: Eberron detectives, Abraxis Wren and Torin, for IDW Publishing. He also planned out and wrote three issues of their six-issue crossover series, X-Files: Conspiracy, a series that featured, Ghostbusters, X-files, The Crow, Transformers, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most recently he worked on the Star Wars Adventures comics for younger readers.

Over the years, Paul has worked with Marvel, 20th Century Fox Television, NBC Universal, Anonymous Content, Krysten Ritter’s production company, Silent Machine, Disney, the SyFy Channel, and IDW comics. He has written twelve novels, worked on five computer games, and wrote an X-Files novella called Dusk, which is a satirical take on the Twilight books phenomena. He also novelized Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear for Marvel, and wrote a Hardy Boys novel. (Which was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.) He is now working on an action thriller called The Glasshouse.

He also writes the horror/comedy book series My Zombie Hamster under the pseudonym, Havelock McCreely.

Specialties: Writing, Screenwriting, WorldBuilding, Narrative Development.

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