J. Ross Victory (Ross) is an award-winning American author, singer/songwriter, travel enthusiast, and author of the memoir, Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son and Panorama: The Missing Chapter.
Ross is a millennial born in the land of low-riders, taco trucks, and celebrities—Los Angeles, California. As the son of public servants, a missionary father and a law enforcement mother, exploration and service are built into his foundation.
Ross spent his early years collecting Pilot pens, notepads and interviewing himself in a tape recorder. With an acute awareness for his young age, he was eager to point out hypocrisies and character inconsistencies in children and adults through English assignments. He delighted in provoking a reaction from his English teachers with writing that seemed to wink and smile.
He quickly progressed into writing lyrics and producing beats. In high school, he wrote and recorded a song about a nine-year-old victim of gang violence that impressed his classmates and teachers. He submitted the song to an annual songwriting competition, competing against a sea of experienced adult songwriters and was awarded the distinction of Runner Up. This validation was formative for Ross at his young age; it gave him the sense that he was on to something and that whatever it was was worth developing.
Over the next several years, he began to write and submit his songs and stories to competitions for professional feedback, ultimately to find his direction, style, and voice. Editors and songwriting judges have described Ross’ writing as ‘never lacking soul’—palpably passionate with the ability to bite or soothe--but always descriptive and transparent.
Ross incorporated this feedback to write non-fiction and fiction projects with depth and precision—stories of captivating, complex characters expressed in all their dimensions usually on a path to self-discovery and harmony. Ross's writing is descriptive, cerebral, and emotive. Like great music, great characters balance simplicity and complexity. He went on to teach English in South Korea, which begun a career in International Education Management marrying his love for international travel and the English language.
J. Ross Victory (Ross) is an award-winning American author, singer/songwriter, travel enthusiast.
Ross lives in Los Angeles, CA, USA.