The Daily Mail has published an article on floating nations. They must have read Sea Species. Here's the link:


 It's architecturally much more posh than Kahchk Kihhim but not as independent and filled with only humans. Actually makes me feel quite prophetic. These people are not fleeing from an oppressive government but a tax haven, I think. I don't think it would survive in the open sea, so it would be in the shadow of land. Makes me wonder how it could be an independent nation because it would be in somebody's territorial waters. Oh well, the idea is great and looks like somebody is doing it!

My latest book, Dead Again, got reviewed in the paper today! Here's the review:

Arizona Daily Star,/ Sunday, May 6, 2018

Dead Again

By R. L. Clayton (R. Clayton Enterprise, Inc. $15.99)

Wide Swatches of the United States lay in ruins following a biosecurity attack. The government has completely abandoned California, leaving it to rival gangs all bargaining for position. Sean Gallen, leader of the Charon’s Children motorcycle gang, is poised to turn this outlaw state from an anarchy to an oligarchy. So why is he looking over his shoulder? Because his last summit ended in a high body count caused by an unknown assailant. Gallen suspects his old nemesis, Kiki Russell–a former military sniper and special agent of the president. Impossible to stop and determined to take back the state.

What he doesn’t know is that Kiki is wounded and recuperating with a band of refugee kids in Arizona. Kids much older than their years, ravaged by violence, eager for recruitment and intent on vengeance.

Dead Again is the third in the “Dead” series; a fourth in the series is forthcoming.

–Vicki Ann Duraine


Tell all your friends! Share with everyone, buy books so I can afford the good champagne. Direct link will be on this website and Amazon link is: /

Genesis went to DeeAnna today for editing after my rewrites. There were few changes, none to the story. I'll be most anxious to hear what she thinks about it. She liked the first two volumes of the Evolution River series and this one finishes up a truly epic saga. Answers the basic question-Why are we here?

I'm finishing up the rewrites on The Genesis and send it off to DeeAnna for final edits soon. So it will finish up my transfer of books to IngramSpark. My next move is to try to get a book signing at the local Barnes & Nobel. Steve is having to drag me along as I'm less than enthusiastic in promotion, BUT I believe that IngramSpark opens some doors for me.

Meanwhile, I'm writing on book #4 in the Dead series.

Hey, I'm starting to see sales on Ingram Spark. Much faster than on CreateSpace. I have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that it continues.

I went to the Tucson Festival of Books yesterday.IT WAS GREAT! I got to set up in the Big Brother/Big Sisters booth and sold some books. Thank you Laurie for the invite. Went to a talk about why authors need agents. Claire Gerus was there and I had to thank her for helping make me a better writer. Too bad she's not accepting fiction works or I'd take a run at her to be my agent. Oh well, will I actively pursue getting an agent? Probably not. Too much writing to do.

IT"S DONE! Dead Again is available. Should be out on Amazon and the other sites within a few days, I hope. Now I have to finish the edits on The Envoy and The Genesis. I'm about 80 pages into the next episode of the Dead Series. One friend and reader wonders if it is a religious book. In some ways it is, like the Evolution Series was.

Finally got Dead & Dead Again, Dead Reckoning, Wings of the WASP and Sea Species up on IngramSpark. It has proven an ordeal and I hope it pays off. I should have Dead Again up next week.

I've been writing on Risen from the Dead and I really like where it is going. This book is different in the max from the other dead books. New twists arise as I write, characters take on different personas. That's the excitement of writing. It is my resolution that I will get my Dead series transferred to IngramSpark so I can get Dead Again out. So while the chaos of Christmas and New Years revolves around me, I'll working.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.

OKAY!!!! Wings of the WASP is now available through IngramSpark. This has been an ordeal for me. Next I'm going to try to transfer directly from CreatSpace to IS The fly in the ointment is transferring with a new ISBN rather than a new submission. I was told I could do that, BUT how is not obvious. (Nothing seems obvious with IngramSpark.)

RSS feed

Join our newsletter

Get updates on book signings and upcoming books

Connect with us

Facebook -- Twitter --

Dead and Dead For Real

The Dead Series

See what critics say


Review on Dead Reckoning