For as long as he can remember, Tres Crow has been making shit up. When he was four, he'd turn his front yard into a vast molten wasteland, and jump about with his trusted "lifesaver" and save the day. When he was eight, he wrote his first original work, a poem about a killer who sneaks up on a woman, and though the subject matter prompted a certain amount of parental hand-wringing, he received enough positive attention for the story that he became addicted to the rush of creation. Through stories he could say things that he'd never be able to say out loud, which was a magical gift for a socially awkward ginger from small town midwestern USofA.
He's been a great many things during his life. He's been a songwriter, and a singer in bands. He's been a banker, a loan officer, a business consultant. He's been a writer and publisher, start-up founder, and a chief marketing officer. Yet through it all, he's always written stories, and he's found the most joy from crafting narratives out of the raw ingredients of life.
Though they may seem different, he sees little difference between writing a song or a short story, and crafting a marketing campaign. Both require the author to build something cohesive out of whatever ingredients they find lying around. Both rely on narrative flow and world-building in order to manufacture an experience for the audience. And both require a decided amount of creativity to pull off effectively.
From that first poem when he was eight to now, he had dedicated his life to telling stories, to documenting his time on earth in whatever format he can muster. Whether it's a song, story, digital collage, or marketing campaign, he is motivated by the story, by the narrative, by the feeling of being swept away somewhere else.
Maya Angelou said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you," and Tres Crow couldn't agree more.
TRES CROW'S NOVELS
The Sisters - 2019
Black Stag, White Doe - 2020
TRES CROW'S SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS
The Glorious Ones - 2020
TRES CROW'S NON-FICTION
A Bucket Of Blood - 2020
TRES CROW'S POETRY
Sketches - 2020