Ross Victory is a singer/songwriter-turned-award-winning author from Los Angeles. He is known for the father-son themed memoir, Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son, bisexual-themed Panorama: The Missing Chapter.
The son of public servants, a missionary father and a law enforcement mother, exploration and service were built into his foundation, having accumulated over thirty international cities across six continents.
Ross spent his early years collecting Pilot pens, notepads, and singing and interviewing himself in a tape recorder. With an acute awareness for his young age, he willfully pointed out hypocrisies and character inconsistencies in children and adults through English assignments. He provoked reactions from teachers with writing that could bite, wink, and smile. Though some of his pieces were provocative for a third grader and led to phone calls home, adults looked forward to what Ross would write or say next.
He quickly gravitated to writing music lyrics and producing beats on Sonar Cakewalk to cope with isolation he felt in his childhood. In high school, he impressed his classmates and teachers when he wrote and recorded a song about a nine-year-old girl who died from gang violence. At fifteen years old, Ross submitted the song to a songwriting competition. Competing against a sea of experienced adult songwriters, Ross 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 several years, Ross wrote and submitted songs and stories to online competitions for feedback, which helped him develop his style, and voice. In 2007, Ross entered a Myspace singing competition for a chance to be featured on the Step Up 2 The Streets Music Soundtrack produced by Atlantic Records; Ross reached the Top 5 male finalists.
While pursuing a Marketing degree, Ross interned in the Sales & Marketing team at Power 106 radio station in Los Angeles. This internship led to an opportunity at ASCAP (Performing Rights Organization), where he worked with the process of music publishing and obtained hands-on experience with songwriting and licensing.
After completing his Marketing degree, and unable to land a dream job in the industry, Ross moved to South Korea to work as an English as a Second Language teacher. After years of teaching phonics to advanced-level English, he began to work in Operations Management in language schools. These roles married Ross' love for communication, international travel, and Marketing together in a unique way while sharpening his practical writing skills.
After the back to back death of his brother and father, Ross was faced with profound grief which pushed him down a road of self-reflection. With laser focus and new-found understanding, Ross combines his creative passions and real-life work experience to inspire and entertain readers and listeners with his books and music.
Ross describes himself as a writer first, and a singer second. Editors and songwriting judges have described Ross' writing as 'never lacking soul'—passionate with the ability to trigger or soothe--but always transparent.
Aside from being an Artistepneur, Ross contributes articles to The Good Men Project that range from topics of inspiration, mental health, and social criticism. Ross is passionate about elder abuse prevention, teen sexuality issues, and supporting the homeless population in his native - Los Angeles.
During the pandemic in 2020, Ross published three books and launched his imprint Views from the Cockpit Universe to brand his music, books, and audiobooks.
Ross Victory is a singer/songwriter-turned-author from Los Angeles. Ross’s creative output is broad through Urban Adult Contemporary music and literature, writing non-fiction and thematic novelettes. He began publishing books, audiobooks, and music independently in 2019. Ross is best known for his breakthrough father-son memoir book set, Views from the Cockpit and Panorama, and his unique vocal texture.