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About the Claytons



Gabi was born in New York City. Her undergraduate studies were in drawing and painting, film, video and animation. She completed her Bachelor's degree at The Evergreen State College and her Masters degree in counseling at Saint Martin's College. She is a web designer, graphic designer, editor, and a licensed mental health counselor in private practice. Gabi is an activist and community leader who has had a lifelong involvement in working for peace and social justice.



Gabi and Alec Clayton met in New York in 1973 where they worked for an alternative newspaper published by a service organization called Everything for Everybody. They co-founded a publishing company in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the late 1970s and published, in succession, a weekly newspaper, a monthly magazine and a quarterly art and literary journal. They moved to Olympia, Washington in 1988 and established ClaytonWorks web design and graphic arts in 1995. They started Mud Flat Press, the publishing division of ClaytonWorks, when publishing Alec's first novel in 2000.

  Alec is a novelist, freelance writer, and retired artist who grew up in Mississippi. He writes a theater review column for The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)  and weekly art reviews for The Weekly Volcano (Tacoma), and has been published in many other periodicals including The Olympian, Thurston Talk, Art Access, Art Papers, Fiber Arts, and Glass Quarterly. Alec has also worked as a features editor for The News Tribune and as a copy editor for The Weekly Volcano. His paintings have been shown in museums and galleries throughout the United States. He has a Masters degree in drawing and painting from East Tennessee State University. 

Gabi's personal website
Gabi's resume (in pdf format)

Alec's personal website
Alec's resume
(in pdf format)

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