About Clifford G. Harrison (for Nonfiction)
Well, even Vegas can’t keep secrets anymore, not the way they used to.Cliff Harrison is an author, researcher, blogger and photographer. He is a humanitarian capitalist. He is active in several humanitarian and human rights operations.There is nothing common about Cliff except his old-school, traditional ideology.He writes to make the world a better place in which to live. He resides in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Currently, he is working on both nonfiction and fiction book projects. He writes collections of essays; political, social, economic, religious and culture. Everything to make you growl at him. There are several works-in-progress. There always is. In addition to his nonfiction projects, his works of fiction include novels as well as collections of short stories. Storytelling is his most sacred elation.
Cliff writes mainstream fiction in a variety of specialty genres such as horror, western, crime-detective, mystery-suspense, and action-adventure, including combat and war stories. Secret societies & covert operations; sniper stories, homeland wars, survival and living off the grid are central to his writings. He applies his craft to science-fiction, robotic, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence, as well.
His interests vary as have been the experiences of his life. His storytelling reflects this keen focus on life’s adventures. He doesn’t believe that one must write exclusively for a single genre as is a common perception. He believes a writer has to correctly identify his audience and tell a good story in whatever genre he writes–be a good storyteller and everything else will fall in place naturally.
Most novels and works of fiction will generally be under the abbreviated or shortened name, his diminutive, Cliff Harrison, while most nonfiction works are usually penned under the full legal name, his orthonym, Clifford G. Harrison. It helps the reader distinguish between the categories of his writings at a glance. He also writes under several pseudonyms. The pen names are always kept secret. Shhhhh! Keep the secret! Even if you know, don’t tell.
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Cliff Harrison has weathered the torrid heat of southern Nevada for over two decades. Vegas is of a climate quite reversed from his upstate New York hometown in the foothills of the cooler Adirondacks near Saratoga Springs. He first visited Las Vegas, Nevada in 1977 driving a brand new Trans Am 6.6. He was 25 then. That was 40 years ago. The town had been in transition from being a mafia-born-and-raised stronghold to the slow but sure change moving under the control of billionaire Howard Hughes and the corporate world. Hughes left Vegas in the fall of 1970. He was then Nevada’s largest employer. Now the government is. The landscape of Vegas continued to change rapidly. Mafia sanctuary and violence continued until well on in the 80s. Endless implosions of famous-named casino-hotels cleared the ground for new mega-resorts. Hughes died one year before that black ’77 Trans Am rolled into Vegas and soon rolled back out again. But Cliff Harrison knew he’d be back someday.
It was 20 years later when he returned. That was in the late 90s when Vegas was one of the fastest-growing boomtowns in America. There were 10,000 people moving into town every month and 5,000 moving out. The Vegas skyline had fast changed during the decade of the late 80s and 90s. It was an era of countless hotel fires, mafia rubouts and the rise of casino barons. The 90s was an explosive decade for the casino tycoons.
Multibillion-dollar corporate casinos replaced multimillion dollar ones, but nearly everybody you talked to had a system they just knew could beat those Vegas casinos. The locals that stayed fixed on their jobs enjoying one of the most prosperous economies in America could have told any stranger walking into town that there was more gold in the plentiful jobs available than in the casinos unless, of course, you were working for them. People trekked to Sin City from all across the nation to try their hand at the casinos with their systems. Cliff Harrison spoke to many of those people and recorded their stories. They were on top of the world one day, and homeless the next. There were winners and there were losers. There were a lot more loser than there were winners. And the winners always seemed to have the best systems, they owned the casinos. The other winners always got up from the table and walked away when the money was good. The losers stayed around and never listened to Kenny Rogers or words of wisdom. You’d see them win a jackpot, a thousand dollars, and they would sit there and play it all back again. Then reach into their wallet for another hundred, again and again. The stories of Vegas and the people that gave up everything to come here and then lost everything once they arrived here are plentiful. It’s a storyteller’s jackpot. The stories to be told are worth more than gold.
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