Cliff Ball

Cliff Ball

Independent Author

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Dallas/Fort Worth Area
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Writing and Editing

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Cliff Ball's Overview

Past
  • Records Clerk at Wichita Falls Police Department
  • Library Assistant at Wichita Falls Public Library
  • Technical Communications at West Texas Facilities
Education
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Cliff Ball's Summary

I have a BA in English from Midwestern State University and a Technical Writing Certificate from University of North Texas.

For more my portfolio please visit: http://cliffball.weebly.com

Specialties: writer, editor, proofreader, novelist, technical editor

My author website is at http://cliffball.net

Cliff Ball's Publications

  • Times of Turmoil (The End Times Saga #1)

    • April 8, 2013
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    In this prequel to Times of Trouble and Times of Trial, we follow how the Evans family gained their riches and eventually their power to influence events in the United States. We see important events that the Evans family gets themselves involved in: such as the return of the Israelites to Israel, the assassination of President Kennedy, the terrorism of 9/11, and eventually events that lead to government tyranny in the United States with the sole purpose of destroying Christianity and its influence in the United States.

    Available on B&N, Apple, Kobo, Sony, etc

  • Times of Trouble: Christian End Times Thriller (The End Times Saga #2)

    • Createspace
    • February 4, 2012
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    Terrorist plot expert.
    Bodyguard to the President.
    Tested faith and personal troubles--
    How will Brian Atwood face the End Times?

    FBI Agent Brian Atwood is used to danger, and when he hunts down leads to a terrorist plot and saves a U.S. Airbase, he's eventually offered a position to be the personal bodyguard of the President of the United States. The job not only tests his skills as an agent, but also his faith as a Christian when he discovers that the President has the morals of an alley cat. As Brian tries to come to terms with doing his job and having to look the other way, his world begins to crumble. His wife is dying of cancer and his son was taken away by the government because he has Down's Syndrome. What else can go wrong? As the End Times approaches and the U.S. disintegrates into chaos, Brian must try to save his family.

  • Times of Trial: Christian End Times Thriller (The End Times Saga #3)

    • May 10, 2012
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    This novel is a parallel novel to Times of Trouble and is the third novel in The End Times Saga

    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 other family in the church, the White’s, 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 who he thinks are a threat to his rule. His patron, Michael Collins, manipulates events in the Middle East. The Tyler’s end up with others in a camp in Arizona, while the White’s and the community they live in gets attacked by government troops. Evans continues to manipulate events as the Rapture takes the Christians, and he gains ultimate power.

  • Times of Rebellion (The End Times Saga #4)

    • Createspace
    • October 2013
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    Can a nineteen year old stay true to the faith he was brought up on when he’s under the spotlight?

    Timothy Phillips dreams come true when he’s discovered by the producer of a national talent show. So what’s the problem? The recording contract is not in the Southern Gospel he would prefer to sing. As he begins recording and performing the music, he encounters increasing hostility towards Christians. Can he stay true to his faith, or will he end up compromising his beliefs little by little the more famous he becomes?

    When his world comes crashing down, will he have anything left to help him stand as the end times approach?

  • Times of Destruction: Christian End Times Thriller (The End Times Saga #5)

    • Createspace
    • February 2014
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    In the book, after the rapture occurs, Michael Evans introduces the man who becomes the world leader. The new leader, calling himself the Patriarch and renaming the United Nations to the Union of United Earth, consolidates his power and moves the new world capital to the city of Babylon in Iraq. The Patriarch divides the world into ten administrative regions and has ten men administer those regions for him. Next, he appoints a world-renowned prosperity gospel preacher as the new High Priest for the global religion.

    During the first three and a half years, the Patriarch reorganizes the world economy, the High Priest creates a loyalty mark for people to take to show their loyalty to the Union, and then disasters begin occurring as predicted in the Bible. The first trumpet announces hail and fire mixed with blood, which kills 1/3 of plant life. The second announces a great mountain, an asteroid, burning with fire from space that’s hurled into the sea, where it kills 1/3 of ocean life. The third is a comet that turns 1/3 of the waters bitter. The fourth extinguishes 1/3 of the light from the sun, moon, and the stars. The fifth signals those that aren’t sealed by God are harmed by demon-possessed “locusts.” With the sixth, World War III occurs. The seventh will be in the next novel, highlighting the next three and a half years.

    As they deal with these challenges, the characters also put up with two witnesses who arrive in Jerusalem preaching the Gospel — and warning of the beast and his false prophet. As the Patriarch deals with the disasters, the witnesses, and the Jews in Israel, the world moves closer to the middle of the Tribulation, where the Patriarch’s life will change and judgments begin to ramp up.

  • Times of Judgment (The End Times Saga #6)

    • Createspace
    • May 2014
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    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.

  • The Usurper

    • Createspace
    • July 14, 2010
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    Ever wonder what would happen if our worst fears were realized, and we elected someone who was willing to destroy the USA no matter the cost to him, his fellow countrymen, or the rest of the world? The Usurper is that novel.

    Gary Jackson is raised to hate. Hate the United States, its people, and everything they have ever stood for. His mission is to destroy the country from within, allying himself with the worst of America's enemies, and one very powerful and malevolent billionaire, to accomplish the deed. Once elected to the highest position in the land, Gary puts his lifelong goals to work, and puts the USA onto the path of ultimate destruction.

  • Shattered Earth

    • Createspace
    • November 29, 2010
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    Advanced humans, called Terrans, 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, the Ragnor, 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.

    These Terrans involve themselves throughout human history. Some play as King Arthur and Merlin. Another is a scientist, whose name is Galileo, and he gets into all sorts of trouble for challenging official orthodoxy about the sun, the Earth, and which one is revolving around the other. Then, we have Amelia Earhart, who has a very valid reason for disappearing. When an alien spaceship gets shot down over Roswell in 1947, President Truman orders the creation of Area 51, Project Blue Book and Sign, and has the United States embark on a plan that will culminate 60 years in the future. Nothing will ever be the same again when the United States gets involved in interstellar politics. But, the whole plan backfires when Earth ends up the worse for wear over it. Other species find out what Earth did, since no one else was bold enough to even try, so they want to help bring down the Ragnor once and for all. The new President of the United States imagines a galactic federation or a republic, but, none of the other species wants anything to do with it. Once they destroy the Ragnor's technology, they leave the Ragnor to ponder why all the other species hated them enough to attack them. Will the galaxy remain at peace?

  • Don't Mess With Earth

    • Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
    • 2009
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    Humans discover that two groups of aliens have been manipulating human history since the pre-historic days. One group does this by posing as historical figures such as King Arthur, Galileo, Amelia Earhart, among others. The other group causes all sorts of historical anomalies such as the Salem Witch Trials and the disappearance of the Roanoke colonists.

    Centuries later, when the humans from the country called the United States get a chance to study the technology of a downed alien ship in Roswell, they decide to do something about both groups of aliens. Once the scientists of Earth start reverse engineering the downed spacecraft, President Truman issues an executive order that will forever change Earth history.

  • Out of Time: a time travel novella

    • Createspace
    • 2008
    Authors: Cliff Ball

    A scientist discovers time is actually fluid; past, present, and future all exist at the same time. What he doesn't know, is if the current timeline can change when something is changed in the past. The US government wants him to find out. The theme being to make right what once went wrong. The time travelers meet all sorts of 20th century icons, from the Titanic to Anne Frank to Roswell to the Apollo 13. However, someone is trying to stop them, and the future may never be the same again.

Cliff Ball's Experience

Records Clerk

Wichita Falls Police Department

October 2009March 2010 (6 months)

Responsibilities included scanning old records into computer for the digital database, entering police reports into the computer, researching lost and stolen items through a national database, answering questions from the police and general public.

Library Assistant

Wichita Falls Public Library

February 2006October 2009 (3 years 9 months)

My job as a library assistant included checking in and checking out library patrons' books, taking money for fines, lost books, and debt collect. I also assisted with acquisitions by receiving books and entering them into the database to be added to library collection. I also looked up newspaper articles on microfilm for patrons who were looking for obituaries, or news items such as murders, disasters, etc. Entered library card applications into the database, made sure addresses and names were correct and not duplicated in the database.

Technical Communications

West Texas Facilities

June 1996December 1998 (2 years 7 months) Amarillo, Texas Area

Part time technical writing for a facilities management company owned by my family. Helped write the business plans, brochures for potential clients, and edited and proofread documents. Company went out of business.

Cliff Ball's Projects

  • Wordpress How To Manual

    • February 2012 to March 2012
    Team Members: Cliff Ball, I did this myself.

    Designed using InDesign for Technical Writing Manuals at UNT. It's how to use Wordpress if you aren't familiar with it.

Cliff Ball's Courses

  • BA, English

    Midwestern State University

    • Technical Writing (3203)
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

    University of North Texas

    • Technical Editing (4190)
    • Entrepreneurship (4050)
    • Creative Writing (3100)
    • Technical Writing: Manuals (4250)
    • Advanced Technical Writing (4180)

Cliff Ball's Skills & Expertise

  1. Typing
  2. Copy Editing
  3. Microsoft Office
  4. Writing Skills
  5. Creative Writing
  6. Microsoft Office 2007
  7. Paint.NET
  8. Gimp
  9. Fax
  10. Copying
  11. Blogging
  12. Technical Writing
  13. Proofreading
  14. Novels
  15. Editing
  16. Short Stories
  17. Writing
  18. Books
  19. Fiction
  20. PowerPoint
  21. Excel
  22. History
  23. InDesign
  24. Publications
  25. Published Author
  26. GIMP
  27. Microsoft Excel
  28. Publishing
  29. Copywriting

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Cliff Ball's Education

University of North Texas

Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

20102012

Midwestern State University

BA, English

20042010

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