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.
At long last, the Stepping Stone Cycle’s hiatus is over! That’s right, I’ve begun work on the new novella in my Cthulhu Mythos series, the Stepping Stone Cycle. This will be episode four (4) of six (6) planned novellas, and I hope to have the first draft of this one done by the turn of …
Drowned, the third novella in the Stepping Stone Cycle, a modern-day interpretation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, has been released as an audiobook. Previously available as an eBook individually, or as part of the compiliation The Stepping Stone Cycle, Episodes 1-3 in eBook and paperback, this new audiobook version is narrated by the great Stephen Rausch. …