I'm a coder by trade, a linguist by training, and a writer by calling. I've written instructional books on programming, taught English at home and abroad, and managed a college writing center.
What I love to read and aspire to write is slipstream, the genre of the weird and mind-bending. I'm drawn toward abnormal psychology and alternative modes of communication, probably because I grew up with a severely autistic younger brother.
My literary hero is Philip K. Dick. For better or worse, I feel a strong kinship with him. I'd love for my books to become movies, even if Hollywood screws up the stories. True fans always read the book anyway.
"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." ―Kurt Vonnegut
"What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?" ―Ursula K. Le Guin
"Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it." ―Philip K. Dick
- Bryan, Texas
- JoinedMarch 19, 2015
CliffJonesJr 17 hours ago
My new story "A Bottle of Jinn" just got posted in part 1.6 of this story collection/competition call the Decameron. Check it out here:https://www.wattpad.com/340697199-the-decameron-2-0-day-1-6-he...View all Conversations
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