To his people, Calling Crow is a chief and leader, but to the Spaniards who invaded his land he is a slave. In 1535, the Spanish conquistadors arrived with their armies and claimed the land that would later become know as Georgia and South Carolina. The peaceful native Muskogee tribe was conquered, bound into slavery and forced off the fertile coastal landsthat had been their home for generations. But Chief Calling Crow refuses to have his spirit broken by the humiliation of enslavement. His oath to his people cannot be forgotten in this time of tragedy. Guided by his dreams, he vows to restore dignity to his people. But first he must fight for their freedom.
Paul Clayton is the author of a three-book historical series on the Spanish Conquest of the Floridas-- Calling Crow, Flight of the Crow, and Calling Crow Nation (Putnam/Berkley), and a novel, Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam (St. Martin's Press), based on his own experiences in that war.
Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam was a finalist at the 2001 Frankfurt eBook Awards, along with works by Joyce Carol Oates (Faithless) and David McCullough (John Adams).
Clayton's latest book-- White Seed: The Untold Story of the Lost Colony of Roanoke-- is a work of historical fiction.
Paul currently lives in California with his son and daughter.