Friday, February 6, 2015

The Speculative Fiction Cantina with Paul Clayton and Adam Dreece

Today on the Speculative Fiction Cantina we are proud to welcome Paul Clayton and Adam Dreece

Paul Clayton

Paul Clayton
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 in that war. 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). Clayton's last historical book-- White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke-- is a work of fiction. Strange Worlds is a well-received collection of Paul’s sci-fi and fantasy works over the years. His mainstream novel, In the Shape of a Man, has elements of horror. Paul currently lives and works in California.

Paul's Books:

White Seed
Strange Worlds
In the Shape of a Man

Paul's Links:

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Adam Dreece

2014 was the year that I stopped my 25 years of writing short stories that I only shared with friends, and started writing and publishing novels. In April 2014 I released Along Came a Wolf, the first in my Amazon Best Selling series The Yellow Hoods. In September, I released the second in the series, Breadcrumb Trail.

While my daughter was the motivation to start this in earnest last year, my life started changing a few years ago when an appendix surgery went sideways and left me in horrific pain for 15 months. Coming out of a surgery that reduced that to a gradually improving chronic pain, I was hit with severe adult asthma. Everything I wrote was contaminated with those events, and so I spent 3 years writing a memoir that once done, I put on the shelf to move on with my life. That life was different now, and my love of writing was no longer satisfied to being a part time element of my life. With a nudge from my daughter, the dam burst.

On January 19th, 2015, I made the move from being a full time software architect and part time author, to being a full time author.

Adam's Books:

Along Came a Wolf
Breadcrumb Trail

Adam's Links:


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