Cliff Ball

Biography

Cliff Ball is a Christian, live in Texas, have 2 BA's, and a Technical Writing Certificate. I won 3rd in a youth magazine for a short story I wrote through Creative Writing class in high school back in 1992, called "Role Reversal." Cliff has four short stories and nine novels currently for sale.

Author website: http://cliffball.net

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was around ten years old. I thought up wacky interview questions for classmates, asking them to make up what planet they were born on, what fake person they would vote for President of the United States, what was their favorite time traveling vehicle, stuff like that. I also wrote short stories, and I managed to get one published in high school in the early '90's through my Creative Writing class. I won a whole $35 for being third for this particular contest the short story was entered in. My mom took that and framed the check stub, a newspaper article she placed in our newspaper, and my senior class photo.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Times of Turmoil, my latest novel, is a prequel to my End Times novels, Times of Trouble and Times of Trial. I had reviews and readers who wanted the story to be fleshed out more, so I went back nearly a hundred years (the other novels are set 20+ years from now) to World War II. I explored how the Evans family gets the money and power to influence events in the United States and make it their mission to destroy Christian influence in the United States. I was inspired by some of the current happenings involving the United States government.
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Book Covers video
A video of my book covers

The Usurper book trailer
The book trailer to The Usurper.

Books

Times of Destruction: A Christian End Times Thriller
By Cliff Ball
Series: The End Times Saga, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Category: Fiction
The fifth novel in The End Times Saga goes through the first three and a half years of the seven year Tribulation. The new world leader and his religious leader deal with biblical sized disasters, two Jewish witnesses who preach the gospel and annoy the world's sinners, and the leaders' attempts at bringing the world under his control.
Beyond the New Frontier (Alternate History)
By Cliff Ball
Series: New Frontier. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction
This is the story of an alternate timeline where the timeline gets accidentally changed by time travelers in 1962 and all sorts of unintended consequences happen as a result.
Jon Ryan: An End Times Short Story
By Cliff Ball
Series: The End Times Saga. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction
Jon Ryan dreamed of becoming a doctor since he was a child. When the government takes over his profession, he continues to practice as medical plagues and disasters occur, with the government assuring him that everything's fine shortly before the end times.
Times of Rebellion: A Christian Young Adult Novel
By Cliff Ball
Series: The End Times Saga, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,350. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Fiction
Can a nineteen year old stay true to his Christian faith he was brought up on when he's under the spotlight? Timothy Phillips becomes a famous singer shortly before the end times and discovers that fame isn't all that it's cracked up to be as the novel follows his ups and downs in the music industry.
Xavier Doolittle: A Christian End Times Short Story
By Cliff Ball
Series: The End Times Saga. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction
Xavier Doolittle is the Secret Service Chief at the White House. We follow him when he first goes to college and begins abandoning the Christian life. Eventually, he begins working for the government and falls for their propaganda regarding Christians and Conservatives. When the End Times approach, he discovers his attitude has been completely wrong in this short story in the End Times Saga.
Times of Turmoil: Christian End Times Thriller (Book 1)
By Cliff Ball
Series: The End Times Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,990. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Evans family make it their mission to destroy Christian influence in the United States through wars, protests, and government tyranny in this prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial. Book 1 of The End Times Saga.
Times of Trial: Christian End Times Thriller (Book 3)
By Cliff Ball
Series: The End Times Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,640. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(2.67 from 3 reviews)
Three Christian families suffer from persecution as the President declares himself dictator, implements something called Order 21, and begins targeting his political and spiritual enemies. Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Iran intensifies as the End Times approach. Book 3 of the End Times Saga.
Times of Trouble: A Christian End Times Thriller (Book 2)
By Cliff Ball
Series: The End Times Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,790. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Brian Atwood works for the FBI. His work involves potential cases of terrorism. Recruited to become personal bodyguard for the President. His faith as a Christian is tested daily working for the President who has no morals from what Brian can see. We follow Brian as the U.S. slowly disintegrates around hm. Book 2 of the End Times Saga.
Dust Storm: a western short story
By Cliff Ball
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
In this western short story, 15 years after the Civil War, Matt comes through Tucson, where he stops at the local Cafe, meets a woman he instantly falls in love with, only for her father to order him to leave town. He doesn't, the daughter ends up kidnapped by Bandidos, and Matt and the father have to lay aside their differences to rescue the daughter. Can they? Find out what happens.
Voyager and the Aliens: Science Fiction Short Story
By Cliff Ball
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction
(2.00 from 1 review)
In this short story, aliens come across television broadcasts from an unknown planet to them. Then, they come across a probe from same planet that tells them everything they need to know about this planet and its people. They decide to visit the planet, but when they arrive, not everything is as it seems.
Shattered Earth: an alternate history science fiction novel
By Cliff Ball
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Category: Fiction
Advanced humans leave Earth when its threatened by a massive meteor. The remaining humans on Earth fall back into primitiveness. The advanced humans, and a group of aliens involve Earth in an interstellar war. Thousands of years later, the humans of Earth decide to do something about this. Interstellar politics will never be the same again once Earth is done with their revenge.
The Usurper: a political suspense thriller
By Cliff Ball
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,730. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, and everything it has ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the United States from within, allying himself with America's enemies to accomplish the deed. He stops at nothing, and a small group of Americans decide they need to stop him. Will they succeed or will the US be relegated to the dustbin of history?
Out of Time: a time travel novella
By Cliff Ball
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,880. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Category: Fiction
In the future, scientists discover that all time is fluid. Past, present, and future all exist at once, but time can still be changed. The US government decides to go to the past and right what once went wrong. The story takes place mostly in the 20th century, where our heroes meet Anne Frank, John F. Kennedy, just to name a few. Find out what happens when they return to their present.

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