J. Ross Victory (Ross) is an award-winning American author, music artist, 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 to cope with his emotions. 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 it 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.
After graduating with a Marketing degree, and working abroad in South Korea as an English teacher, Ross began working full time as an English as a Second Language teacher for several years. Work in the classroom led to managing the Operations of several international schools. These roles married Ross love for language, international travel, and branding in a profound way.
Ross used his professional experience to fine-tune his personal projects to create non-fiction and fiction projects with depth and precision—stories of captivating, complex characters expressed in all their dimensions on a path to self-discovery and harmony, which were mirrors of his life. Ross's writing is descriptive, cerebral, and emotive. Like great music, great characters balance simplicity and complexity.
J. Ross Victory (Ross) is an award-winning American author, music artist, travel enthusiast.
Ross lives in Los Angeles, CA, USA.