Cliff Ball


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

An American Journey Series - Christian historical (started in 2015)
The Long Journey

The End Times Saga - Christian Fiction (started in 2012)
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

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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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The Perilous Times Box Set: A Christian Fiction Series (Books 1 - 3)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,630. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Perilous Times box set is a Christian fiction series consisting of the three novels in the series: The Falling Away, The Great Deception, and The Great Tribulation.
The Long Journey (Christian Historical Fiction)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,300. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Romance
A Cherokee finds himself forced from his home during the Trail of Tears. His adventures find him getting married, going west, and getting involved in historical events of the 1840's and 1850's.
The End Times Saga Box Set: A Christian Fiction Series (Books 1 - 7)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series. Price: $17.99 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.
Times of Tribulation: Christian End Times Thriller (Book 7)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,980. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The seventh and final novel in The End Times Saga spans the entire Tribulation as various characters try to survive the entire seven years.
Times of Judgment: A Christian End Times Thriller (Book 6)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,180. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The sixth novel in The End Times Saga goes through the last three and a half years of the seven year Tribulation Period. The world leader gets "assassinated" and Lucifer teams up with him after he's "resurrected" to become the Anti-Christ. They persecute Tribulation believers while trying to survive the Bowl Judgments as they inch closer to Armageddon.
Times of Destruction: A Christian End Times Thriller (Book 5)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,590. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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)
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.
Jon Ryan: A Christian End Times Short Story
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,660. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
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 Novel (Book 4)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,830. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » General
Book 4 of The End Times Saga. 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
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,530. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
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)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series. Price: Free! Words: 60,090. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The Evans family make it their mission to destroy Christian influence in the United States through wars, protests, and government tyranny in this first novel of seven in The End Times Saga. Book 1 of The End Times Saga.
Times of Trial: Christian End Times Thriller (Book 3)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(2.67 from 3 reviews)
Book three of The End Times Saga. 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)
Series: The End Times Saga: A Christian Fiction Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,440. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Book 2 of The End Times Saga. 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.
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.
Out of Time: A Time Travel Novel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,880. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
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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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.