Bilbo Books Publishing: Who are we?

Bilbo Books Publishing guides people in the drafting, writing, designing, and printing process to publish their books and memoirs. Some of their authors include Claire Dunphy, Alice Mohor, Bob Ayers, John Kollock, Stanley Longman, Dwight Freshley and Kelly Codling. Their motto is “Personalize the Process” because they aim to build a personable relationship with each author they help, by sitting down with them and truly learning their story. You can find more information by visiting, or by contacting

Bowen Craig

One of Bilbo Books’ chief editors and cofounders is Bowen Craig, an author himself. Craig wrote his first book at age 12, and since then, he has written Keeping Away from the Joneses, A Look to the Future Through the Eyes of an Eighty-Year-Old Pirate and Hitchhiking with Salmon. Craig also wrote True Believer with Kelly Codling.
Along with writing, Craig runs and contributes to various websites. Athens Uncharted ( is a local arts interview site, which Craig runs with fellow writer Mark Katzman. Heretic Picayune ( is an essay site for any opinion piece that cuts against the grain of current thinking, which Craig also contributes to, and runs. In addition, Craig has done a few “Slackpole” articles that he used to write for his hometown paper.
Lastly, Bowen Craig was granted permission to “Americanize” the 60’s British WWI farce “Oh, What a Lovely War!” in which he added some scenes of life in that time period in how U.S. soldiers fared.  This was performed with the Circle Ensemble Theatre Company in 2017.  

William E. Bray

Bilbo Books’ other cofounder is William E. Bray.
Bray is an author, an arts administrator, the founder of one of the nation’s first alternative newspapers, a filmmaker and a teacher. His Georgia Fine Arts Academy (a non-profit organization founded in 1980) has helped hundreds of young, aspiring visual artists, actors, filmmakers, architects, and writers achieve their dreams for decades. The academy has also helped children with developmental disabilities and underprivileged students round out their education and discover a larger world. 
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