The Author Has Thoughts
Ever wondered how an author comes up with his ideas? Ever wanted to know where I get my characters, or the stories behind the stories that I write? Watch my new video series, The Author Has Thoughts, a running commentary on each of the novels I've written.
The Stepping Stone Cycle is an episodic series of cosmic horror novellas set in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos by Gary A. Ballard, the acclaimed indie author of the cyberpunk series The Bridge Chronicles. It was released as a series of novellas, each around 30,000 words, released exclusively as eBooks. The books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords. For more information on where to get your copy, see the Buy My Books page. All six novellas have been released, starting with First Stone. Compilation volumes of all six novellas is available, The Stepping Stone Cycle: The Complete Season One in eBook and paperback versions. The first four novellas are available as audiobooks as well.
The Stepping Stone Cycle series is meant to form a television series with each novella representing one episode of that series. Read More About the Series Concept here.
I’ve just posted the first chapter of the upcoming novella, First Stone, on the web site. Other sample chapters will be coming soon and I’m targeting next week for the release. You can read the sample chapter here.
To celebrate the upcoming release of the first novella in my new cosmic horror series, First Stone, I’m proud to open The Stepping Stone Cycle series web site. The novella is in the final stages of editing now, and I hope to release it over the upcoming Black Friday weekend. As I get closer to …