Cliff Ball

Biography

Cliff Ball is a Christian, live in Texas, has 2 BA's, and a Technical Writing Certificate. He won 3rd in a youth magazine for a short story he wrote through Creative Writing class in high school back in 1992, called "Role Reversal."

Standalone novels/short stories:
Out of Time
Shattered Earth
Beyond the New Frontier
Dust Storm
Voyager and the Aliens

The End Times Saga - Christian Fiction
Times of Turmoil
Times of Trouble
Jon Ryan
Xavier Doolittle
Times of Trial
Times of Rebellion
Times of Destruction
Times of Judgment
Times of Tribulation

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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Videos

Book Covers video
A video of my book covers

The Usurper book trailer
The book trailer to The Usurper.

Books

The End Times Saga Box Set: A Christian Fiction Series (Books 1 - 7)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series. Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 347,300. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » General
The End Times Saga Box Set is a Christian fiction series consisting of the seven novels in The End Times Saga. The seven novels are: Times of Turmoil, Times of Trouble, Times of Trial, Times of Rebellion, Times of Destruction, Times of Judgment, and Times of Tribulation.
Beyond the New Frontier (Alternate History)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,200. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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.
Voyager and the Aliens: Science Fiction Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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.

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Smashwords book reviews by Cliff Ball

  • Birth Pangs, Not Death Throes on Oct. 21, 2014

    Birth Pangs, Not Death Throes is an interesting study on the Book of Revelation. Allison Kohn goes through the entire book and adds the history of the seven churches that John discussed all the way through various ideas about what'll happen in regards to the seven seals that occur leading up to the Tribulation and the seven trumpets and seven bowl judgments that occur during the Tribulation Period. While there are many study guides on the book of Revelation, I suggest adding this to your library. This book was received free from the author for my honest review.