Jo Clayton





Jo Clayton

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born
in Modesto, California, The United States
February 15, 1939

died
February 13, 1998

gender
female

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About this author

Jo Clayton, whose parents named her after Jo in Little Women, was born and raised in Modesto, California. She and her three sisters shared a room and took turns telling each other bedtime stories. One of her sisters noted that Jo's stories were the best, and often contained science fiction and fantasy elements.

Clayton graduated from the University of California in 1963, Summa Cum Laude, and started teaching near Los Angeles.

In 1969, after a religious experience, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, joining the teaching order Sisters of Mount Carmel as a novice. She left three years later, before taking final orders.

During her time in New Orleans, Clayton sold sketches and paintings in Pioneer Square to supplement her income.

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Skeen's Leap (Skeen, #1)
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Lamarchos (Diadem, #2)
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Quester's Endgame (Diadem, #9)
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Skeen's Return
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Irsud (Diadem, #3)
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Maeve (Diadem, #4)
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