For over two decades, Clay Rivers has communicated stories as a writer, art director, and performer; and his varied professional experience givse him a well-rounded base from which to draw. Clay is keenly aware that in order for a message to resonate with its intended audience, it must connect with both the head and heart. And the most lasting connections always begin with a compelling story.
Clay’s nonfiction writing entertains with sharp wit, enlightens with subtle revelation, and inspires via quiet whispers. His credo of self-acceptance while embracing life’s challenges is a constant thread in his work, sometimes laid out for all the world to see and at other times veiled. His essays have appeared in The Daily Dot, The Mighty, the popular and innovative Medium publications The Mission and Crossing (G)enres, and most notably in The New York Times.
Clay 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 approach at mining the best from trying circumstances.
As an art director for Walt Disney World Resort Design and The Disney University, The Disney Stores, Disney Imagineering, and Disney Consumer Products, Clay’s aesthetic is rooted in the classics with a touch of whimsy that sidesteps trite and trendy, and zeroes in on relevance.
Clay has appeared in countless Walt Disney World productions, the beloved Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and numerous television and film appearances. True to form, his offerings are consistent and authentic interpretations of his director’s visions.
Now as the publisher and creative director of Constant Rose Publishing, Clay pours his wealth of practical knowledge and insight into human nature into producing books for better living. Constant Rose’s latest release is The Food Safety Book: What You Don’t Know Could Kill You is available now.