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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CliffJonesJr CliffJonesJr Jan 21, 2017 05:56AM
Big news! I know I marked Adaleide Over the Bridge as "complete" a while back, but there was something else I just had to add.This is a new closing scene for Chapter 9, "Subversion". It loosely fol...
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