Meet Craig Walker

the evil villain from THE STALKER
A photo of a man sitting in front of a computer.
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Few things are more fun about writing contemporary romance novels than creating truly evil, nasty, vile antagonists. And when it comes to mean, nasty and downright evil, Craig Walker from The Stalker is an absolute delight.


A writer by profession, Craig met Rachel while working as a staff writer for a regional lifestyle magazine. Rachel considered Craig a mentor, but he had much bigger plans for her, and they went well above and beyond being her mentor. Those plans, however, were suddenly foiled when Rachel accepted a promotion he felt she didn’t deserve. Unaware that she had applied for the position, he reacted with rage, and Rachel soon ended the friendship. Craig, however, had no intention of letting Rachel go. He began stalking her, and it continued long after the magazine went out of business. Craig wants Rachel, and he intends to have her at all costs, whether she wants him or not. At long last, he’s finally come up with plan for getting his way with her, once and for all.


Craig is loosely a man who cyber stalked and harassed someone I knew, and he made her life miserable for years.


Marina Martindale

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