about the author
Bo Crane has authored books covering a variety of subjects:
- Historical fiction of four eras set around the Los Angeles River
- A non-fiction treatise regarding the spread of Christianity
- Fictional account of a group of road bicyclists
- A biography of an early pioneer who intially flourished but ultimately failed in the foothills west of Palo Alto
- Fifty years of poetry
Since taking Creative Writing and graduating with a degee in English from Stanford University, Bo, a life long resident of Palo Alto, had a career in project management in developing communities all over Northern California, from Sacramento to Palm Springs to Monterey to Clear Lake.
His outside interests included backpacking, skiing, as well as playing club rugby in the ‘70s and doing triathlons in the ‘80s. In between work and recreation, he authored two works, one fictional and the other non-fiction. Since the ‘90s, he had been doing bicycle centuries, organized rides of a hundred miles or more, culminating in the Death Ride, a one day ultra-road ride in the Sierra and the subject of one of his books. He currently has finished a biography of an early Californian and history of the region.