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Author. Writer. Journalist. Essayist. Researcher. Storyteller.

Author of: Natural Rivals:

John Muir, Gifford Pinchot,

and the Creation of America’s

Public Lands

John Clayton is a Montana-based nonfiction writer: independent journalist, essayist, historian, and business ghostwriter.

John's books include Natural Rivals, about John Muir and Gifford Pinchot, Wonderlandscape, about Yellowstone National Park, plus The Cowboy Girl, Stories from Montana’s Enduring Frontier, and others.


Essays and articles on Western history, small-town life, and more

An article by John Clayton

Business projects

E-boooks, bylined articles, case studies, white papers, reports, press releases, and more

Midtown New York from Central Park


Lectures, readings, signings, discussions, and more

An audience at a John Clayton presentation


About John and how to contact him

Author John Clayton, with dog

Photos copyright 2013-20 by John Clayton.  

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