Welcome

Whether I’m with a daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren in Scottsdale, Arizona in the house overlooking the lake and golf course or in the Land of Enchantment, in my home writing studio that overlooks a long pond and wildlife habitat with the other children and spouses and grandkids nearby, or in the Village Library, I write: cozy mysteries and romantic suspense, young adult scifi and urban fantasy, books on cookery and introuctions to books of the Bible, and travelogues. While I write, my wife crafts.

Curriculum Vitae: I have worked in the shipping department of a radioisotope manufacturer, in secondary classrooms teaching maths and sciences, in churches as pastor and as priest, on non-profit boards, in clinical laboratories, as CFO and general manager of a greeting card manufacturer, at ServiceMaster, as a school bus driver, as a window washer, as development director and area director for the American Cancer Society, as a headmaster of a private school, director of diocesan communications, while growing in being a spouse, parent, and grandparent. My degrees include a B.S. (Chemistry) from the University of Southern California, an M.Div. from Northwest Baptist Seminary, and a P.D. from Brigham Young University (no, I’m not Mormon). Member, the Mythopoeic Society. As you can see, much of my life has been given to serving others. I do not regret this.

I’m a Christian but try to eschew denominational labels. As to my beliefs, I don’t seem to fit easily into any category: I’m evangelical but not given to conservative political arguments, evangelistic without being pushy, a Bible student who dares to believe what the Bible actually says instead of what the big names proclaim that it says, and a practitioner of daily morning prayer and Bible reading. I found Jesus Christ at the neighborhood United Presbyterian Church (USA) where I grew up, pastored and assisted at Bible Churches and Baptist Churches, worshipped with the Open Plymouth Brethren here and there, and worked as what is called an After Pastor at many Episcopal Churches in New Mexico. I retired from serving as Canon Pastor at the Cathedral church.

Follow me at @doncram. You can reach me by using my full name, Donald O Cram (without the spaces) at me dot com. Or, write a note and mail it to 

Don Cram

PO Box 211

Jemez Springs NM 87025


I look forward to hearing from you.