Hello. Come on in. My name is Stephen Ross. I’m an award-winning writer of mystery fiction, and sometimes a musician, and sometimes a film maker. This website is my “Live” space on the internet; it’s my playroom and place to put stuff. Think of it as a living filing cabinet.

Latest Stories in Print


I’ve always liked horror, and creepy, and weird. So, when I was asked to contribute a story to a new “Lovecraft” influenced anthology, I jumped at the opportunity. My story “The Tall ones” appears alongside several other horror, creepy, and weird stories in this very cool new anthology.

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My story “Songbird Blues” appears in the new Mystery Writers of America (MWA) anthology edited by one of my favorite mystery writers: Anne Perry. The anthology features 20 brand new mystery stories, including one from Anne, Jeffery Deaver, Charles Todd, and several others.

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My story “Monsieur Alice is Absent” appears in a special anthology of terror put together by editors Jackie Sherbow and Emily Hockaday at Dell Magazines. The collection is drawn from the pages of the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and Analog Science Fiction and Fact (my story was first published Oct 2010 in Alfred Hitchcock, and was nominated for an Edgar Award). I’m very thrilled to be included in this very cool collection of stories!

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My story Feed the Birds is included in the latest MWA (Mystery Writers of America) anthology. This new anthology features 20 brand new horror stories and was edited by the great R.L. Stine (Goosebumps, anyone?). This is the second time I’ve been published in an MWA anthology with Mr. Stine (see also: The Mystery Box anthology from 2013).

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