About B.A. Ross
All about me
All about me… how am I going to do this without making it sound too much like an “autobiography”? Let’s see;
I am a very passionate writer, I’m married to my high-school sweetheart (something unheard of these days), a proud father of two—my daughter Jewel and my son James. Most of my life has been filled with challenges and obstacles to overcome. I was diagnosed with ADHD—Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with a learning disability in reading and comprehension (a true irony for any author). I could not sit still to save my life, let alone focus on anything for more than a few minutes at a time. Over the years, I discovered a creative way to filter my random thoughts, a way to focus and drive me the way I was craving… writing. When I write—create new worlds/lands or a culture—I slip into what I have come to call the writers’ trance where everything around me fades away as my mind completely becomes engulfed in my writing. I discovered strong urges to write short stories based on single sentences. For example; the sentence “she was sure she saw the door handle turn” turned into a ten page short story thriller about a young girl house-sitting for a friend only to have a break-in experience. After many years of writing short stories and my writing skills continued to gain skill and fine-tuning, I decided to write a book. Now living with a high level of ADHD, there were those people closest to me tell me, “there is no way you can focus long enough to write a book,” or “you have to read hundreds of books in order to know how to write a book, or the famous “I’m sorry, you seem like the kind that will lose interest fast.” I ignored everyone and continued writing until I completed my first short book (130 pages) and self-published in 2008 Vampire Legend: Angel’s Revenge. Granted, this was my first book and I have learned so much since then, but I proved everyone wrong. Though Vampire Legend did not sell as well as I hoped, it was a good learning curve. I have taught my daughter (and will teach my son) a very important lesson; never give up, and take a chance… risk it!” So I say to all my readers, never give up and never surrender. One who does nothing but wait for his ship to come has already missed the boat.