Clay Held is an indie author and all-around creative guy who wants to tell his stories while also helping others learn to tell theirs.
Clay started publishing in 2012 in his spare time while also working full-time as a digital project manger, where he learned a wide variety of software development processes and skills, including quality assurance, user experience, design, and CMS publishing systems. Now, those don’t seem very relevant to indie publishing, but they can be if you try! Clay has taught himself every step of indie publishing, using his tech background as a springboard into learning everything you need to be a productive, active author.
Clay believes deeply in the words of Henry Rollins, who said “No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go.” In 2016, Clay decided his life time was meant for publishing, teaching, and giving back when he can.
Clay lives in Illinois (don’t judge) with his wife and daughter. They have two cats. He’s played World of Warcraft since 2004 (Gisborne-Doomhammer).