About the Author
I am 36 years old, a Christian and a Baptist, single, and never been married. Born in Scottsdale, AZ in 1974. I live in Lewisville, TX. I have a BA in English from Midwestern State Universityin Wichita Falls, and currently pursuing an MA in Creative Writing from University of North Texas. I've been writing since I was 10 years old, but have only seriously thought about doing anything with it, as far as being published is concerned, in the last 10 years. I have been freelance proofreading/editing  essays, business letters, short stories for fellow college students, family, friends, and co-workers since high school. Had a short story win a contest through Creative Writing while in high school back in 1992. Graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa, AZ in 1992. I own Digital Writing Services, which is a copy-editing service for self-published writers, college students, and small businesses.

Published Out of Time in 2008 and 2nd edition in 2010, The Usurper, published 7-11-2010, and Shattered Earth published Oct 2010. Find where to buy all 4 on my BLOG. Currently working on two more novels, one a sequel to the 2009 novel and the other is something totally different from both novels. Check out my blog, which can be found on the links page. Check out Helium.comAssociated Content, or Ezine.com for articles and some short stories that I have written.   I am a member of SPAWN, which is the Small Publisher, Artists, and Writer's Network, and the Editorial Freelancer's Association.

Some of my interests include NASCAR, NFL, writing, reading, bowling, hiking, and video/PC games. I am a big Star Trek fan, so I'm currently playing Star Trek Online, which is the only MMO I've ever played. I like Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, every Star Trek show ever made, Back to the Future, Independence Day, etc. Some of my favorite NASCAR drivers include: Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman, David Reutimann, and Michael Waltrip. Being from Arizona, I am a fan of the Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and the Suns.

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THE USURPER by 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. He stops at nothing to rid the USA of his political and spiritual enemies, until a small group decide they've had enough, and they want to stop him. Will they succeed or will the United States be relegated to the dustbin of history?

OUT OF TIME (Second edition) by 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.

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?

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.