Aaron Clayton got his start writing a series of poetry and a Hollywood publication before taking the leap to write novels full time. He released his first thriller novel, "Mountain Top," in June of 2018. His second novel, "Island Park," was released in January of 2019. The inspiration for the idea of this novel came from experience Clayton had while traveling from West Yellowstone, Montana, to Spokane, Washington. He was stranded at an Island Park truck stop in Idaho for almost eight hours during one of the worst storms the area had ever experienced. The follow-up novels to Mountain Top and Island Park are set to be released in 2021.
Following Island Park, Clayton released a ghost story called "Canyon Springs" in April of 2019. His Halloween short story, "1983," which Clayton wrote based on an experience he had as a child, was released October 1st, 2019, and is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Clayton's other projects include an untitled horror novel, scheduled to be released in the Summer of 2020, as well as a mystery novel called "The Butler Did It" scheduled for late 2020.
Clayton has a writing studio in Bearcreek, Mont. and splits his time between Bearcreek and Albuquerque, N.M. where he lives with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys hiking, camping and reading.