Thursday, June 27, 2013

Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is a co-editor/co-publisher at Level Best Books, which produces an award-winning anthology of crime and mystery stories by New England authors every November. This year's anthology is titled Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon. Blood Moon contains thirty-one tales from New England’s dark side written by the region’s most acclaimed, award-winning crime and mystery writers, plus several exciting new voices. Representing every kind of crime story–mysteries, thrillers, capers and cons, or a creepy walk down the paranormal garden path–the stories are as varied as the authors.

Barbara is also the author of the novel Clammed Up, first in a series of Maine Clambake Mysteries, which will be published by Kensington in September, 2013. In Clammed Up, Julia Snowden a young venture capitalist, returns to Busman's Harbor in mid-coast Maine to save her family's failing clambake business.

Barbara and her husband own the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Bill and Barbara no longer run the inn as a Bed & Breakfast. Barbara is notoriously not a morning person. They considered a Bed-and-Get-Your-Own-Damn-Breakfast, but there didn't seem to be much of a market.

Barbara is the 2013 co-chair of The New England Crime Bake. Barbara also blogs with a wonderful group of Maine mystery authors at Maine Crime Writers and with a group of writers of New England-based cozy mysteries at Wicked Cozy Authors.

Barbara's first mystery novel, The Death of an Ambitious Woman, was published by Five Star/Gale/Cengage in August, 2010. In her former life, Barbara was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of two successful start-ups in educational technology. When they aren’t in Boothbay, she and her husband live in Somerville, MA.

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