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), David McCullough (John Adams), and Alan Furst (The Kingdom of Shadows).
Clayton's book-- White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke -- is a work of historical fiction. He has also authored In the Shape of a Man, a realistic contemporary novel with hints of horror, and, Strange Worlds, a collection of traditional sci-fi and fantasy stories.
Clayton’s latest novel, Van Ripplewink: You Can’t Go Home Again is a modern twist on the classic Rip Van Winkle story, that wades into America’s current socio-racial dysfunction.