Paul Clayton

Biography

Paul Clayton is the author of a three-book historical series on the Spanish Conquest of the Floridas ― Calling Crow, Flight of the Crow, and Calling Crow Nation (Putnam/Berkley), and a novel, Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam (St. Martin’s Press), based on his own experiences. Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam was a finalist at the 2001 Frankfurt eBook Awards, along with works by Joyce Carol Oates (Faithless) and David McCullough (John Adams).

Paul's latest historical, White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, is available for sale as a paperback or an ebook. Watch for: The Blue World and Other Stories (Science Fiction), to premier in 2011. Paul’s latest novel, White Seed, was a semifinalist in the 2009 Amazon ABNA awards.

Paul currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his son and daughter.

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Books

Calling Crow Nation (Book Three of the Southeast Series)
By Paul Clayton
Series: The Southeast, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,550. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Fiction
Calling Crow faces his most difficult challenge yet, as the hostile Timucua, who have allied themselves with the Spanish to get deadly thundersticks, move north in search of more slaves and conquest. Calling Crow must decide whether joining forces with another invader to his lands, the Englishmen, can halt the Spanish onslaught without sacrificing the freedom of his people.
Flight of the Crow (Book Two of the Southeast Series)
By Paul Clayton
Series: The Southeast, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,600. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Fiction
Calling Crow searches for his wife, Juana, taken by the Spanish. Captured and adopted by the Coosa, he grows to love Green Bird Woman. French colonists settle to the north. Spanish colonists settle near Calling Crow’s village and Juana is among them. The European groups plan war on each other. Calling Crow must protect his adopted people and the two women he loves, one of which he must choose.
Calling Crow (Book One of the Southeast Series)
By Paul Clayton
Series: The Southeast, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,090. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Category: Fiction
Calling Crow is haunted by his dream of the Destroyer who will one day lay waste to his village. Then, Calling Crow is bound into slavery on the island of Hispaniola. Life in the gold pits is brutal and humiliating. Aided by a kindly priest, Calling Crow vows to learn the language and ways of a powerful enemy in order to eventually save his own people. But first he must regain his own freedom.
Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam
By Paul Clayton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,370. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2009. Category: Fiction
“Clayton has written an effective cautionary tale.” - The Washington Post. “Clayton’s strong character writing carries the book.” - Publishers Weekly. Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam was a finalist at the 2001 Frankfurt eBook Awards along with works by Joyce Carol Oates (Faithless) and David McCullough (John Adams).
White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
By Paul Clayton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 149,510. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2009. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Roanoke Colonists and their children slowly starve. English soldiers de-evolve to a savagery not seen since the Romans encountered the fierce Picts. Powhattan’s braves press their stealthy attacks. In England, Governor White pleads for ships to a distracted court focused on the Armada. AS… Irish serving girl, Maggie, and Manteo, the Croatoan, fall in love.

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  • Manitou The Sky People Saga on Aug. 03, 2011
    star star star star star
    Manitou (The Sky People Saga) by Lexus Luke is a nice new addition to the popular YA fantasy-adventure genre. But unlike most of these offerings, Manitou brings more to the table than just a plucky heroine, mystical powers, mystery, suspense and fun. Luke mixes in Ute (Native American) origin myths with some fun sci-fi, Ancient Astronaut twists, and the paranormal, to broaden and uplift that category. Combine this with her realistic and sympathetic characterizations of modern Native Americans and their Euro-American neighbors, all attempting to go about their daily lives after a mysterious McGuffin is unearthed, hidden away, and then, frantically searched-for by tough, sadistic goons— and you have a genuine page-turner. I especially enjoyed the characterization of Wray Sky, MawMaw, her grandma, standing in for the murdered mother, Kanaan, the hunk boyfriend, no player he, best girlfriend, the aunt— all could be people you know or wish you knew. A first rate read!