Author Guest, Clay Gilbert

Clay Gilbert, Author Guest

Clay Gilbert has been hearing the voices of aliens, vampires, and people from the future since about the age of four. It wasn't long before he started to think taking notes on what they said might be a good idea. This has led him many places — through the halls and classrooms of many schools, where he's been both in front of the teacher's desk and behind it himself — to presenter's podiums at conventions, and, most often, to the comfortable chair behind his writing desk at home, where he uses his Dell computer as both a beacon and a translator for the voices that still find their way through from countless worlds and planes of existence.

Clay has work in various genres has been in print since his first short science fiction story, “The Computer Conspiracy,” was published in Scholastic magazine when he was just thirteen. He holds an MA in English literature from Auburn University, and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of South Carolina. Clay is the author of the science fiction series Children of Evohe, which currently comprises three volumes: Annah, Annah and the Exiles, and Annah and the Gates of Grace. He has also published a young-adult science fiction novel, Eternity, as well as a vampire novel, Dark Road to Paradise. His current projects include Cassie’s Song, a sequel to Dark Road to Paradise, and a stand-alone urban fantasy novel called The Kind. He has also served as the Chief Editor for PDMI Publishing, and has been a member of the volunteer staff for DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia for the past decade, where he has frequently appeared on panels with Dark Moon Press founder and CEO Eric Vernor.

Clay's works are currently published by Dark Moon Press. Clay lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee. His author blog can be found at, and the official website for his Children of Evohe novels resides at