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

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.

Episode 5, The Empty Reflection Beckons and Episode 6, Stepping Stone, have just been released.

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.

Latest News

It’s official! Episode 4 of my Cthulhu Mythos series, The Stepping Stone Cycle, now has both a title and a cover! I’ve been keeping this one under wraps but with the first draft finished and off to the alpha reader, it was time to announce the title. And since I am actually happen with the …

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The first draft of Episode 4 of the Cthulhu mythos series is done! At around 25,000 words, this novella will end up being the shortest episode so far but it will have significant consequences for the series main character, Dr. Jack Carter, going forward. I have a working title that I will reveal when I …

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