Friday, March 30, 2012

Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross’ first mystery novel The Death of an Ambitious Woman was published by Five Star/Gale/Cengage in August 2010. In addition to her novel writing, Barbara is one of the co-editor/co-publishers of Level Best Books, which publishes an annual anthology of crime stories by New England writers.  The most recent edition, Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm, was published in November 2011. Barbara recently signed a contract with Kensington to write a mystery series about a young venture capitalist who returns to run her family’s clambake business in coastal Maine. The first book will be published in the fall of 2013.

Barbara blogs with the Maine Crime Writers, a wonderful group of Maine mystery authors including Kate Flora, Gerry Boyle, Paul Doiron, Kaityn Dunnett, James Hayman, Vicki Doudera, Lea Wait, Julia Spencer-Fleming and Sarah Graves at

In 2005, Barbara and her husband Bill Carito bought Bill’s mother’s home, the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. When they aren’t in Boothbay, Barbara and her husband live in Somerville, Massachusetts. They have two grown children.

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