Gabi was born in New York City. Her undergraduate studies
were in drawing and painting, film, video and animation.
She completed her Bachelor's degree at The Evergreen State
College and her Masters degree in counseling at Saint
Martin's College. She is a web designer, graphic designer,
editor, and a licensed mental health counselor in private
practice. Gabi is an activist and community leader who has
had a lifelong involvement in working for peace and
and Alec Clayton met in New York in 1973 where
they worked for an alternative newspaper published
by a service organization called Everything for
Everybody. They co-founded a publishing company in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi in the late 1970s and
published, in succession, a weekly newspaper, a
monthly magazine and a quarterly art and literary
journal. They moved to Olympia, Washington in 1988
and established ClaytonWorks web design and
graphic arts in 1995. They started Mud Flat Press, the publishing
division of ClaytonWorks, when publishing Alec's
first novel in 2000.
Alec is a novelist, freelance
writer, and retired artist who grew up in Mississippi. He
writes a theater review column for The News Tribune
(Tacoma, WA) and weekly art reviews for The
Weekly Volcano (Tacoma), and has been published in many
other periodicals including The Olympian, Thurston Talk,
Art Access, Art Papers, Fiber Arts, and Glass Quarterly.
Alec has also worked as a features editor for The News
Tribune and as a copy editor for The Weekly Volcano.
His paintings have been shown in museums and galleries
throughout the United States. He has a Masters degree in
drawing and painting from East Tennessee State University.