The writing begins with decades of a process and data-storage bank situated between a set of ears that yields the experiences, observation, and imagination as William Faulkner put it. Harvesting those elements is the job of a storyteller. And stories are to be told.
Although, if one could talk to History and she could speak back, she might tell one that the number of manuscripts, even masterpieces, that were shoved inside someone’s dresser drawer somewhere, never to be seen by anyone other than the eyes of the forever unknown author or his or her estate, abound.
Cliff Harrison doesn’t intend to be one of “those” forever unknown authors. And he thanks his readers and loyal fan base to for that.
His objective is not to assemble an uncommitted massive audience to produce popularity among the bestsellers with wide-reaching onlookers. His objective is inspiriting a refined few that will collect the ideas as one would harvest and nourish seeds from trees and begin planting the seedlings that will grow the vast forests that will flourish with the trees of knowledge and the trees of life in the realms of humanitarianism and human rights.
A few doers can change the world for the good. It is that hope to spark, or ignite, a brushfire in the minds of readers that become doers in the field of humanitarianism and human rights, solving social and economic problems and saving lives, liberating the oppressed and reducing the needless and inhumane suffering around the world. Doers that can replicate the simplicity of making the world a better place in which to live for all human beings near and far, at home and abroad, even to every dark corner of the earth. Change through innovation.
Advanced technology is a great innovator for problem-solving. Often those ideas that bring us technology stem from the writing of fiction and from the minds of the authors who stimulate literature but also ideas for inventions, research and development, exploration with our universe and all life and being within it. They inspire a will for discovery, a motivation for problem-solving. It is in that dimension where imagination becomes reality and reality changes the world for the better. A cure for our ills. A solution to our problems. A fix for the broken. The answers to our questions.
In the decades from the time he picked up his first pen and wrote his first few lines of words on paper, until now, technology had changed everything about writing and what writers do and how they do it. It has changed how readers do it, too. It has changed the process, the tools and the ability and the possibilities that were never possible in the days of decades ago.
If it weren’t for the modern technologies, Cliff Harrison wouldn’t be able to publish his work and it would remain in that subliminal dresser drawer or on his computer hard drive collecting the decades of dust along with the works of the untold many forever unknown authors.
Thanks to technology, then, the Dumpster divers won’t be reading any good material anytime soon.
Author Cliff Harrison was born and raised in the historical village of Ballston Spa, New York, the sister town of nearby Saratoga Springs. The Saratoga County communities are in Upstate New York in the foothills of the Adirondack Park, a six-million-acre wilderness and preserve in the northeast.
Cliff’s great-grandfather was a New York State Senator who was instrumental in helping bring tourism to the springs and spas of Saratoga and the track of the oldest thoroughbred-horse racing in America, the Travers Stake. Politics runs in his blood. So does humanitarianism and problem-solving.
Saratoga is home to both flat track and thoroughbred racing. Some of America’s finest racehorses have raced on those tracks. The Yearling Sales at Saratoga is one of the popular area auctions that bring in a lot of attraction. In the summertime, nearby Saratoga County Airport fills with the giant jets of wealthy Arab racehorse owners and the rich and famous from the around the world who come to the races and yearling sales. It’s an exciting time of the year set in one of the most beautiful sceneries proclaimed and recognized.
The autumn foliage as seen while passing along Saratoga and driving through the Adirondacks via I-87, the Northway, the most scenic highway in America, provide some of the most breathtaking views of lakes, farmlands, and forests surrounded by the colors of nature as unseen anywhere in the nation or the world.
That’s Cliff Harrison’s homeland.
His family owned and raced harness and thoroughbreds as well as worked on some of the most popular stud farms in the county. Cliff worked on several stud farms and was project manager for building a new racehorse farm handling every phase in development from real estate acquisition, hiring contractors and subcontractors, and purchasing supplies and raw material, supervising construction and building several homes and barns, miles of fencing, converting raw land into a fully operating racehorse farm stocked with the owner’s growing collection of racehorses.
Cliff worked for several years as the senior manager for a major New York and New England printing company where his keen eye and proof-reading ability contributed to his success. The newsprint printer was also home to several newspapers and publications as well as commercial printing.
He has spent extensive time in downstate New York City and he is well-traveled in the United States and around the world.
Cliff Harrison has been in management for most of his adult life and the car business for his entire life. He is fond of saying he was born in a junkyard. His parents owned a small business including auto and truck sales, parts, a repair garage and body shop, and junkyard and salvage operation. In Vegas, where he has resided for more than two decades, he was in the car business for many years and retired from multi-level management.
Cliff Harrison is an author, editor, publisher, researcher, blogger and photographer. He is also active in humanitarian and human rights issues. He writes both fiction and nonfiction. His work covers political, social, economic, religious, culture and several other areas and genres. He likes to call his fiction mainstream, but it crosses into several genres.
His writing is usually easily distinguished in categories as follows:
Much of the fiction produced by the author, Cliff Harrison, will be published by that name, his diminutive. Cliff also writes anonymously using several pen names, in several genres, in both fiction and nonfiction.
Most, but not all nonfiction by Cliff will be released as Clifford G. Harrison. The real name of a person who uses a pseudonym is an orthonym.
The diminutive and the orthonym gives readers the opportunity at a glance to distinguish which form of writing the book belongs to. The landing pages of the books and the description also clearly mark the fiction or nonfiction titles as well as a basic length and a few keywords to give the reader an idea of the book’s subject before purchase. The free samples enable the reader to make a preliminary decision before purchasing the book, avoiding complaints and dissatisfaction.
Cliff Harrison is a humanitarian capitalist whose writing vital supports humanitarianism & human rights operations.
Depending on the book issued, portions of the net proceeds ranging from small to large revenues
support privately-funded, self-financed humanitarian projects and human-rights operations. A significant focus is on the liberating of the oppressed. A major effort involves the extraction of females and children from evil forces worldwide. Vulnerable victims of the evil forces perpetrating crime, violence, and human rights violations are top priorities of the operations. Victims of human tragedy are also a primary focus of the missions. Several Search & Rescue (SAR 1) and Search & Recovery (SAR 2) Alpha teams exist partnering with some of the nation’s foremost experts in their field and the support of the innovation in technology that enhances them. Underwater recovery is one such area of expanding technology bringing possibilities that were never available before. Revenues support joint and solo humanitarian and human rights operations involving several partners. The Missions & Objectives are to build a series of steps and levels which expand and accelerate technology and innovation by supporting and the funding of research and development projects while placing them at trials or in experiment with our partner expertise in their respective fields in land, air and water SAR 1 and SAR 2 operations. The goals will be forever expanding these endeavors with startup humanitarian companies and organizations that will produce residual revenue specifically earmarked for the multiple humanitarian and human rights objectives and missions. Reader’s purchasing of the author’s fiction and nonfiction books, booklets and other reading materials and byproducts and those of Sunrise Mountain Publishing help support these vital operations and missions because of the proceeds and resources contributed.
Although the author and publisher are not 501(c)(3) or (4) IRS entities, and purchases of reading material and products are NOT tax-deductible contributions, they help support selected and vetted nonprofits specializing in SAR 1 and SAR 2 operations of victims of evil and tragedy and other special groups.
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