Craig Godfrey had his first success as a writer at age 12 when ABC Television animated his short story, 'Queeqeeg the Pixie," and televised it on the children’s television show Story Book.
After leaving school Godfrey became an apprentice chef at Hobart restaurant, Moby Dick’s. He later travelled around Australia working in hotel and restaurant kitchens. A stint in Darwin coincided with the arrival of Cyclone Tracy, and after relocating to Sydney he secured a chef's position at Alanna’s Bistro in Paddington, only to later discover that it served as the headquarters for the local gangster, Ronny Jones. He was also for a time chef for wine entrepreneur Len Evens' Beef Room at Circular Quay.
After travelling overseas, Godfrey returned to Hobart in the mid-1970s and opened his first restaurant, The Pirate and Parrot. In 1979 he and his wife opened The Drunken Admiral Restaurant in Salamanca Place and in 1982 they moved the business into a warehouse that had been built in 1822.
Godfrey's other passion has been filmmaking. He wrote the screenplays, produced and directed two feature films in the mid-1990s. The first, To the Point of Death, is a murder mystery set in Tasmania and the other, Back from the Dead - is a story of hypnotic regression and re-incarnation set in colonial Tasmania and modern day. Godfrey also worked on The Miraculous Mellops television program.
After retiring from his career as a chef, Godfrey turned to full-time writing. He specialises in action adventure within the context of historical drama.