Cliff Ball was born in Arizona, but has lived in Texas for most of his life. He became a born again Christian at the age of five, and is a member of his local Baptist church. Cliff has two Bachelor’s of Arts and a Technical Writing Certificate from the University of North Texas. Cliff felt the call to be a writer when he was ten years old and first became published in high school in the early 90′s through his Creative Writing class when he won third in a young adult Methodist magazine for a short story he wrote called “Role Reversal.”
Even though he wrote a lot during the intervening years, and submitted to various contests such as the Writers of the Future and the Star Trek New Worlds contests, Cliff didn’t publish anything again until he went online and it enabled him to self-publish through Kindle in 2008 and subsequently to other platforms later. His first novel was Out of Time, and since 2008, Cliff has published sixteen novels and four short stories. Cliff’s genres are varied, he has written science fiction/alternate history/time travel, political, Christian End Times, and even a western short story. His novels are clean reads and can be read by anyone.
Cliff’s life verse is from Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not into thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”