#Newrelease: Times of Trial the 2nd novel in End Times series

Times of Trial is now available, and it's the 2nd novel in my End Times series. A preacher and his family, the Tyler’s, have a church that is dying in Arizona. Even though the church is dying, they take care of the remaining senior saints, including the ones in nursing homes and in hospice. The remaining family, the White’s, leave the same church and head to Wyoming to live in a community that was originally started by Doomsday Preppers back in the early 2000′s so they can attempt to escape the increasing persecution of Christians. Meanwhile, President Collins orders the activation of Camps across the country that will house believers … Continue reading

My interview on Two Ends of the Pen

Here is the interview Deb Martin of Two Ends of the Pen did with me: Briefly describe your journey in writing your first book. My very first novel that I actually finished writing was the novella Out of Time, a time travel adventure story. I wrote it off and on for about 10 years, started from a couple pages long to where it’s at now, about 30k words. Did you query agents or traditional publishers before publishing on Amazon? No. Back in the late 90’s when I was seriously thinking about publishing any of my writing, I decided I’d rather publish my own stuff. I looked into vanity press, but, … Continue reading

The Indie Spotlight

My novel is featured today on the Indie Spotlight, and here’s the information: Title: The Usurper Author: Cliff Ball ISBN: 1453702725 or 978-1453702727 Page count: 184 Genre: Thriller Price: $8.99 for Paperback, $2.99 for Kindle Author Bio: Cliff Ball currently lives in Texas, has a BA in English, currently pursuing a 2nd BA to eventually get an MA in Creative Writing. Cliff has published three novels, Out of Time, Don’t Mess With Earth, and now The Usurper. Cliff also works as a copy-editor. Tell us about your book: Ever wonder what would happen if our worst fears were realized and we elected someone who was willing to destroy the USA, … Continue reading

Marketing and all that Jazz

Since having my novella published, I’ve discovered just how hard it is to get noticed by readers. There are so many science fiction authors out there and just authors in general that the market is probably saturated with un-read books. I’ve done the whole online marketing thing, since that is where everybody seems to be these days. I have a profile on myspace, created an ad on facebook to get people here, and I’ve created a profile on every site that I can find that has readers on it, like goodreads.com or librarything.com, places like that. I’m trying to up my presence on Amazon.com where my novella is being sold, … Continue reading