Jersey Shore native Gary S. Crawford is a local historian, editor, and award-winning author. He has published many articles on historical subjects, including the “Historical Vignettes” column in the Asbury Park Press and other local newspapers as well as several national magazines. Considered an authority on the Morro Castle ship disaster, he has published a companion book to his lecture series on the disaster. He co-authored the Arcadia Images of America book on Bradley Beach NJ. He has also published many short stories in several anthologies, four of them winning awards in the East Meets West series. Crawford has published the horror novel Voices Over the Moon and war veteran fantasy Voice of a Hero, both available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble. Crawford has a degree in business administration, minoring in creative writing. He lives at the Jersey Shore with his wife Dawn, their grown daughter Amy, and four grandchildren.