Clay Rivers is an author, an actor, and an artist. He has penned three nonfiction books: Walking Tall: A Memoir About the Upside of Small and Other Stuff, The Raindancer: Finding Joy in the Storm, and 3 Things I Know: Facing and Embracing Life’s Challenges. Each takes a different look—first, second, and third person points of view—at how to effectively mine the best from life’s most trying circumstances. Christmas Is: Mischief and Merriment in Manhattan is his debut into the world of fiction.
Clay’s nonfiction essays focus on race relations in America, self-acceptance, and loving one another, and have appeared in The Mighty.com, the popular Medium.com publications The Mission and Crossing Genres, and most notably in NYTimes.com. His unassuming essays disarm without force, inform without condescension, and whisper a joyful call that inspires readers to become better versions of themselves.
Clay lives in Orlando with his family and is almost always up for a cappuccino. Or a Manhattan.