Clay Steward is a library assistant from Madison, Wisconsin. Steward had never met Alan Wake before, but he began suffering nightmares of Bright Falls and events related to the illustrious suspense author.
Haunting visions eventually drove Steward to visit the small town, after he had already alienated his wife and son with progressively strange behavior. He followed the trail left by Agent Robert Nightingale, an FBI agent who had been looking for Wake before Steward.
He wrote The Alan Wake Files, a book documenting his journey.