Deborah J. Ross

Deborah J. Ross

What's new in Winter 2013/2014?

March 2014. The Children of Kings, a Darkover novel, paperback, DAW Books.

December 2013. Shannivar, the second volume of The Seven-Petaled Shield, paperback, DAW Books.

November 2013. Across the Spectrum, Book View Cafe's 5th anniversary anthology (as co-editor and contributor).

November 2013 "Pearl of Tears" (short story) in Sword and Sorceress 28, MZB Trust.

October 2013. Mad Science Cafe (as editor) from Book View Cafe.

September 2013 "The Hero of Abarxia" (short story) in When the Hero Comes Home 2, Dragon Moon Press.

June 2013. The Seven-Petaled Shield, the first volume of an epic fantasy trilogy, paperback, DAW Books.

May 2013. Collaborators, a science fiction novel (as Deborah Wheeler), from Dragon Moon Press.

March 2013.Azkhantian Tales, multi-format ebook from Book View Cafe.

For more news, opinions, and great guest posts, check out Deborah's blog!

Appearance schedule:

  • May 2014, Baycon, San Jose CA (tentative)

Welcome to the home page of Deborah J. Ross. I started writing as Deborah Wheeler, and you can still find my books and short stories under that name. To find out more, click on Past Lives.

I wrote and illustrated my first book when I was in 4th grade and haven't stopped writing since. I began publishing professionally in 1982 as Deborah Wheeler with Jaydium and Northlight (both from the wonderful folks at DAW Books), and short stories in Asimov's, F & SF, Realms Of Fantasy, Star Wars: Tales From Jabba's Palace, and almost all the Sword & Sorceress anthologies. Now under my birth name, Ross, I have the honor to continue the" Darkover" series created by my mentor, the late Marion Zimmer Bradley. My original novels include the epic fantasy trilogy, The Seven-Petaled Shield (2013-2014 from DAW). I've also edited a number of anthologies and am a member of Book View Cafe. Two of my stories ("Mother Africa" and "The Price of Silence") have earned Honorable Mention in The Year's Best SF. In between writing, I've lived in France, worked as a medical assistant to a cardiologist, revived an elementary school library, and studied kung fu, Hebrew, dog training, and yoga.

A word on where to buy my books. You can find my books at your favorite booksellers, both brick-and-mortar and online. My publishers work very hard to make sure you can easily find them in the formats you prefer. Whether you love the convenience of internet ordering, the portability of ebooks, or the atmosphere of a small independent store, we're here for you.

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