CLAY STAFFORD

CLAY STAFFORD

OVERVIEW

Clay Stafford is an American bestselling and award-winning author, poet, screenwriter & playwright; film & television producer, director, showrunner, actor; book, film & stage reviewer, educator, and public speaker. He has sold nearly four million copies of his books, has his work distributed in sixteen languages, and has spoken as a Master of Ceremony to over one million people live.

Clay Stafford is president and CEO of the independent film, television, stage, music, events, and publishing company American Blackguard. https://americanblackguard.com/

Clay Stafford is president, CEO, publisher, editor-in-chief, and senior editor of Clay Stafford Books, publisher of award-winning books. https://claystaffordbooks.com/

Clay Stafford is president and CEO of American Blackguard Records and American Blackguard Music (BMI). https://americanblackguard.com/

Clay Stafford is founder, CEO, and president of the premiere international writers’ conference Killer Nashville. https://killernashville.com/

Clay Stafford is the Writer in Residence and Creative Writing Instructor at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee. https://www.battlegroundacademy.org/

RECENT NEWS

4/28/21 – Clay talks with Ric Bratton (This Week In America) on 130 radio stations across the U.S. about his passion for educating the writers of tomorrow. http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/cstaffordom.mp3  Also available as a podcast on Amazon, Audible, Spotify, iTunes, Tunein, iHeart, Player, Google Podcasts, Deezer, Podomatic, and others.

4/27/21 – Clay joins Janet Rudolph on Mystery Readers Inc. to discuss author rejection. https://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com/2021/04/how-to-deal-with-rejection-guest-post.html

4/19/21 – Clay talks with Mindy McGinnis about the background of the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference. https://www.mindymcginnis.com/blog/tag/conferences

4/12/21 – Clay jokes with Larry Matthews and 50,000 other listeners about the fun to be had a Killer Nashville.  https://pod.co/impact-radio-usa/matthews-and-friends-4-12-21

7/8/20 – Clay Stafford inks bestselling authors Lisa Black, J.T. Ellison, and Walter Mosley as 2021 Killer Nashville Guests of Honor. https://killernashville.com/guests-of-honor

6/3/2020 –Paid in Spades by Richard Helms (published and senior edited by Clay Stafford and released through Clay Stafford Books) is nominated for a Shamus award. https://claystaffordbooks.com/paid-in-spades/

7/6/20 – Clay Stafford cancels Killer Nashville 2020 out of COVID-19 concerns. https://killernashville.com/

MOST RECENT RELEASES:

Editor and contributor to Killer Nashville’s bestselling and award-winning book Cold-Blooded: Killer Nashville Noir. https://www.diversionbooks.com/authors/clay-stafford/

Publisher and senior editor of Richard Helms’s incredible Shamus-nominated novel Paid in Spades. https://claystaffordbooks.com/paid-in-spades/

Screenwriter, producer, director of the award-winning feature documentary One of the Miracles. https://www.oneofthemiracles.com/

Music producer of the orchestral soundtrack One of the Miracles. https://www.oneofthemiracles.com/

Music producer, songwriter, composer, and arranger for the award-winning and A.M. regional Top 10 collaborative musical album XO with international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. https://www.jefferydeaverxomusic.com/

A FEW BLURBS

“This is a book to keep by your bedside for those nighttime short story cravings.” – Publishers Weekly

“Murder, mayhem, and mystery! Filled with suspense, sizzle and startling twists. I loved it!” – Lisa Jackson, New York Times Bestselling Author

The fun and excitement never stop.” – Paul Ryan, KNBC-TV, Los Angeles

“This series may be one of the video industry’s best resources for supplementing a child’s education.” – The Washington Post

“Stafford has no shortage of material . . . Ever the Renaissance man.” – The Atlanta Journal / The Atlanta Constitution

“It is difficult to imagine an individual better suited to be a working member of the entertainment community.” – Liz Ramirez, Universal Studios / Hanna-Barbera Studios

“An excellent member of any production team.” – John Whitesell, Senior Vice-President, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution

“A great source of advice and information, a tremendous addition to your team.” – Cynthia Payo, Hollywood Pictures / Walt Disney Motion Picture Group

“We are proud to have had you on the Army Team.” – Gary L. Anderson, Directorate of Logistics U.S. Department of Defense

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