About Cliff Keller
Cliff Keller is the author of Jeremiah’s Last Call, an exciting and profoundly interesting biblical historical novel (according to my wife, who is very intuitive). The story is a dramatic rendering of the accounts in the Book of Jeremiah, Chapter 43, the imagined challenges of the prophet Jeremiah, his scribe, Baruch ben Neriah, King Zedekiah’s daughters, and the entire Jewish remnant, forced to flee to Egypt six years after Jerusalem fell.
Here at writeJeremiah.com over the next several months, Cliff will dissect Jeremiah’s Last Call in exhilarating detail, discussing every aspect of its evolving creation. (Detail that Cliff not unreasonably expects true writing fans to enjoy.)
But there’s more! Cliff was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (through no fault of his own) and, after multiple migrations between Florida and Wisconsin as he grew from young to a little bit older, he attended Florida State University to pursue a degree in Engineering Science, paying his way by working as an engineering cooperative education student for NASA at Cape Canaveral.
Becoming aware, somehow, of Cliff’s delightful progress, then-President Richard Nixon schemed to send him to the war in Vietnam by terminating his (and many others’) educational draft deferment.
By graduating, then receiving an occupational draft deferment while working for then-defense-contractor Texas Instruments in Dallas, Cliff neatly avoided moving to Southeast Asia, thus besting the president, who soon afterward was distracted from his vendetta against Cliff by the Watergate scandal.
After eight years in Dallas (and earning a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University), Cliff spent the next 18 years in the construction business in Florida before selling the company to devote more time to writing.
Cliff and his wife, Marcia, now live in Jerusalem, Israel, having made Aliyah in 2011, where they are slowly improving at speaking Hebrew and loving their time in the Land.
If you have gotten this far and are wondering why in the name of Miguel de Cervantes you would invest precious time in reading the work and opinions of a former engineer, check out my published books from the column to the right.
Also, visit my writing and personal blog at standingbythegate.com