Clayton Emery has been a blacksmith, dishwasher, schoolteacher in Australia, carpenter, zookeeper, farmhand, land surveyor, volunteer firefighter, award-winning and technical writer.
Clayton Emery wrote the Forgotten Realms novels Sword Play (May 1996), Dangerous Games (November 1996), Mortal Consequences (January 1998), and Star of Cursrah (February 1999), and the stories "Forged in Fire" for the anthology Realms of the Deep (March 2000) and "Night School" for the anthology The Halls of Stormweather (July 2000).
Emery wrote the "Robin and Marian" medieval stories and "Joseph Fisher" stories in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Muzzleloader Magazine. He wrote the book Father-Daughter Disaster! in 1997 based on The Secret World of Alex Mack, and also The Tale of the Campfire Vampires for the Are You Afraid of the Dark? book series. His other work includes Tales of Robin Hood.
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