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
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  • JoinedMarch 19, 2015

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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...
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Adaleide in Ozghard (Watty Winner, Book 1 of 2) by CliffJonesJr
Adaleide in Ozghard (Watty Winner, Book 1 of 2) Fantasy
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Adaleide Over the Bridge (#Wattys2016, Book 2 of 2) by CliffJonesJr
Adaleide Over the Bridge (#Wattys2016, Book 2 of 2) Fantasy
Book 2 of Adaleide in Ozghard (http://w.tt/1ph49AM). Adaleide has left Ozghard and crossed back over the lightbridge to Earth, but it's not quite as she remembers it, and trouble seems to have followed her. The ad...
The Undoing of Flip Foster (#Wattys2016, Faust Retelling) by CliffJonesJr
The Undoing of Flip Foster (#Wattys2016, Faust Retelling) Mystery / Thriller
MeFirst is a social shopping app that's taking the world by storm. In exchange for somewhat liberal use of your personal information, it will send a stream of free stuff and special deals your way. Flip Foster is...
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