Elaine Clayton is an artist, author, certified Reiki Master, Intuitive Reader, workshop instructor, and the creator of Illuminara Intuitive Journal. She is the author and illustrator of several books for children, and illustrator of books by Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Jane Smiley and Wicked author Gregory Maguire among others. She practices Reiki and Intuitive Healing in New York City and Connecticut, where she lives with her family.