Michael L. Ross

Title: Historical Fiction Author
Company: HistoricalNovelsRUs
Location: Newton, Kansas, United States

Michael L. Ross, Historical Fiction Author with HistoricalNovelsRUs, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in historical fiction.

Since 2017, Mr. Ross has excelled as a historical fiction author with HistoricalNovelsRUs. As a lover of history, he retired from his career in software engineering to pursue his creative writing. He believes that, in order to understand the present, it is often necessary to look to the past.

Mr. Ross’s “Across the Great Divide” series follows William Dorsey Crump, one of the founders of Lubbock and Shallowater in Texas, during the period of the American Civil War. In 2019, he authored a scholarly article on Mr. Crump for the Handbook of Texas Online. In 2019, Mr. Ross published “Across the Great Divide Book I: The Clouds of War” with HarperCollins, and in 2020, he authored “Across the Great Divide Book II: The Search” with HistoricalNovelsRUs. The third book in the series, “Across the Great Divide Book III: The Founding,” was self-published in 2022. In addition to these novels, Mr. Ross is the author of numerous short stories.

For his accomplishments, Mr. Ross was recognized with a Book of the Year Award for Historical Fiction from The Coffee Pot Book Club in 2020, for his work “Across the Great Divide: The Clouds of War.” He prepared for his career at Rice University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematical science and German in 1976. In 2011, Mr. Ross obtained a Master of Science in software engineering from Portland State University.

Prior to his success as an author, Mr. Ross worked as a software engineer for decades, beginning in 1976 as a member of the technical staff with the Computer Sciences Corporation at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Langley Research Center. He garnered experience with Apollo Computer, Metaware Inc., Intel and Masscomp. From 2019 to 2021, Mr. Ross served as the treasurer of the Historical Novel Society Conference. He shared his knowledge as an adjunct professor at Portland Community College from 2013 to 2017.

Mr. Ross attributes his success to his upbringing, as his parents instilled in him the importance of education and a strong work ethic. He began writing stories as a teenager, selling multiple short stories to Random House at the age of 14, and transitioned to taking writing more seriously in 2016. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Ross is proudest of how his books have turned readers’ attention to the evils and dangers of prejudice in our country. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and woodworking.

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