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.

My favorite genre to read and write is dreampunk―an ultra-weird surrealist stew of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I'm drawn toward abnormal psychology and alternative modes of communication, probably because I grew up with a severely autistic younger brother.

My biggest literary hero is Philip K. Dick. He really had a knack for asking the right questions. I'm currently seeking a literary agent to get my work published and eventually turned into movies. After that, I'd say games, comics, toys, theme parks... all that good stuff.

"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
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CliffJonesJr CliffJonesJr Jul 11, 2017 05:23AM
Hey everybody! I've got a brand-new story for the Wattys this year: "Angel in the Cave"!This is based on a short story I wrote years ago, but it's quite a bit different. The second half went in a to...
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Stories by Cliff Jones Jr.
Angel in the Cave ⛰️ (Wattys 2017) by CliffJonesJr
Angel in the Cave ⛰️ (Wattys 2017) Fantasy
Angel is a boy listening to his grandfather's story. The story is about a hunter named Angel. The hunter dreams of the boy, and the boy dreams of the hunter. There is a bridge between worlds, but any who cross must...
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 1 of 2 🐇 (Watty Winner, FCRA Winner) by CliffJonesJr
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 1 of 2 🐇 (Watty Winner, FCRA Winner) Science Fiction
Somewhere... down the rabbit hole, over the rainbow, and straight on till morning... there is a world beyond the one we know. It is a small island of life, an insulated bubble in a vast, frozen desert. This "E...
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 2 of 2 🐇 by CliffJonesJr
Adaleide in Ozghard, Book 2 of 2 🐇 Science Fiction
Adaleide has left "the Enduring Land" and crossed back over the lightbridge to Earth, but it's not quite the Earth she remembers. Meanwhile, revolution is brewing in Ozghard, and it may fall on her and Ad...
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