Clyo was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University. She worked as a teacher of the developmentally disabled before moving to California where she served as a claims adjuster and vocational consultant before beginning a private practice as a vocational rehabilitation counselor.
Clyo moved to Florida in 2001 and created Prayerforce.Org, a prayer website and blog dedicated to achieving world peace. In 2004 she published Prayerforce: 365 Days To A New Life. In 2007 she conducted experiential spiritual workshops on the power of images to harm and heal for the Thomas Merton Society Of Canada.
Clyo writes short stories, poems, prayers and inspirational essays. She has been involved with critique groups in Florida and London, Ontario since 2001 and served as the founding president of the London Writers' Society from 2007-2008. Married to a Canadian, Clyo and her husband have residences in both the U.S. and Canada.