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Something Fine
and Distant
and Comforting

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A Day Out of Time

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None But Us

Fire and Lightning,

Ash and Stone

Something Fine and Distant
and Comforting

My Books
MY origin STORY

I grew up in Houston, where I might have been kidnapped by bridge trolls and sewer alligators and then traded back for control of local water interests. As a teenager I won my familiar (a cantankerous grey cat) in a contest with a Faerie Queen (although to be honest, she was sick of him hogging all the covers anyway). At the tender age of 119 I began writing my first novel, which has since disappeared into the bowels of my desk, never to be seen again. After college I sold my services to a witch, and we spent four years living in Italy, righting wrongs and drinking too much espresso. Eventually I moved back to Houston and started selling off organs to support a ridiculous life decision: Becoming a full-time novelist.

In all semi-seriousness, I've been putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboards) since I was a kid, but my writing career started in earnest on August 26, 2018 when I released my debut novel, A Day Out of Time. I spent years trying to go down the traditional route, and now I'm enjoying the creative control that comes with being an indie author - but not the instability. So if irreverent science fiction and/or fantasy is your jam, give my work a try. If you like what you read, be sure to tell your friends, families, and mortal enemies about it, because my latte-and-book fund is getting low.

Recent appearances:
"The Author Inside You" Podcast
Episode 111: How To Use Tumblr To Find An Audience For Your Book
Publishers Weekly calls 
A Day Out of Time 
a "fun romp"!
Read the full review below
Authors Write Aloud
Lusophonea on AfroVibes Radio

Clifton seamlessly joins ridiculous comedy with tender emotional moments for a highly enjoyable debut tale of time gone awry.


Next Event
East End Book Fair Market
East End Book Fair Market
Hosted by bohemeo's coffee shop and sponsored by Cosmic Creature Events! Great collection of fiction authors, plus local music at 5:00 pm.
Nov 07, 2021, 3:00 PM
708 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77023, USA
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