Blog Posts

  • LightningBrainSeries Website Now Active
    Author Cliff Ratza’s debut action-adventure thriller – "The Girl With The Lightning Brain" – now has a companion Website that is designed to engage the reader audience. Please visit LightningBrainSeries.com to order the book, or to learn more about the series, first book, and author. And when you’re ready, please visit to enter the first contest. You are also invited to use the Blog page to help us reach out to more readers. As you enter the world of our main character – Electra Kittner – you will soon discover why she is exceptional, and why she must keep her secret hidden. And she does just that, though she needs to use all her abilities as she battles Middle East Terrorism and the "Techno-Plague" while keeping an intolerant and intrusive government at bay. The series is "plausible socio-political and science future-projection" that should appeal to a wide audience. We invite you to shapeshift your view into the future as the novel chronicles Electra's death-defying journey, from birth to a shocking conclusion on her 21st birthday, that demands an immediate sequel. Thanks for joining us.
  • Profound Debut Thriller a Page Turner
    Meet Electra Kittner, the extraordinary protagonist in “The Girl with the Lightning Brain” author Cliff Ratza’s first novel in the “Lightning Brain Series.” She survives at birth a near-fatal lightning bolt that transforms her genetically far beyond “mere humans,” but her secret must never be revealed or the Government would treat her badly. This gripping action adventure, laced with terrorism and political intrigue, sweeps readers into a 22nd century intolerant America threatened by “Techno-Plague” and a rogue Middle East state: Isilabad. It traces Electra’s exceptional life, from birth to a shocking conclusion on her 21st birthday, that will leave readers breathless for the next book in the series. Ratza’s writing is flawless, seamlessly weaving threads and characters from Electra’s past into an ominous present where she covertly combats America’s existential threats. Along the way, readers will encounter distinctive friends or foes bound to generate well-deserved empathy or enmity.