CLAY STAFFORD

CLAY STAFFORD

OVERVIEW

Clay Stafford is an American bestselling and award-winning author; film & theater writer, producer, director, showrunner, actor; playwright; and public speaker. He has 3.9 million books sold, has his work distributed in 16 languages, and has spoken as a Master of Ceremony to over 1 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-nominated and bestseller 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

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