Author / Actor / Screenwriter


Author, Actor, Musician, Writers, Novelist - Renaissance Man

Author, Actor, Musician, Renaissance Man

Craig Rainey

Craig Rainey (1962 - ) is an American film actor, author, screenwriter, and musician. He was born in San Angelo, Texas and lives in Austin. His Texas roots hail back to the original Impresario settlers of Coahuila y Tejas under Stephen F. Austin. He is a military veteran, sales trainer and motivational speaker, and he cowboyed professionally in south Texas. As a novelist and writers his fiction novels include Massacre at Agua Caliente, Stolen Valor, a Carson Brand Novel, and Dark Motive, A Carson Brand Novel. His non-fiction sales training book, The Art of Professional Sales, Handbook for the Career Seller, was released October 2020. As a screenwriter, his scripts have won numerous awards at film festivals including: Best Narrative Period Piece, Most Likely to be Produced as a Movie, and was Official Selection for many more. Craig Rainey won Best Breakout Writer for the script Massacre at Agua Caliente.

With the commitment he has made to his career, Craig Rainey has amassed a body of work in many mediums. His creativity and prolific nature have helped him to leave behind a mark on society, and the arts, not soon to be forgotten.

Reasonmable Sin by Craig Rainey

Reasonable Sin

Craig Rainey's Current Novel Project

The 3rd novel in the Carson Brand Thriller Series. Reasonable Sin picks up where Dark Motive left off. Carson Brand escapes from a cartel prison cell and returns to Texas only to face a new foe.

Dark Motive

The 2nd Novel in the Carson Brand Thriller Series

In this second novel in the Carson Brand series, Brand uncovers and exposes the secret workings of our political system. Exposed is the organized efforts transforming peaceful protests into the blind rage of the mob. Behind the empty promises and the smiling faces of candidates, despite the positive spin the media presents us, the true power brokers behind the scenes are all driven by the same Dark Motive - Power and Control.

Dark Motive by Craig Rainey
Stolen Valor by Craig Rainey

Stolen Valor

The 1st Novel in the Carson Brand Thriller Series

In this fast-paced action thriller, Carson Brand and his best friend Bert cross the Mexican border for a night out. Brand doesn’t know about his friend’s secret association with the Cartel. He also doesn’t know this will be his last night with Bert.The first in the Carson Brand action series, Stolen Valor opens a door to the reality behind the daily news headlines, presenting a shocking view of a dark world that exists next door to our homes and schools.