Gary Earl Ross

Novelist, playwright, essayist, and audiobook narrator Gary Earl Ross is a retired University at Buffalo professor. His staged plays include The Scavenger’s Daughter, The Mark of Cain, The Guns of Christmas, The Trial of Trayvon Martin, Picture Perfect, Stoker’s Guest, Split Wit, and the Edgar Award-winning Matter of Intent. Ross’s books include the story collections Wheel of Desire, Shimmerville, and Beneath the Ice, the novel Blackbird Rising, and the Gideon Rimes mysteries— Nickel City Blues, Nickel City Crossfire, Nickel City Storm Warning, and Nickel City Naked Lady. Among his other awards are three Emanuel Fried Best New Play Awards, a LIFT Fiction Fellowship, two ASI/DEC Fiction grants, a Saltonstall Foundation Playwriting Fellowship, and a NYSCA Individual Artist Grant. Both The Scavenger’s Daughter and Matter of Intent have been adapted into motion pictures by CITOC Productions of Mumbai, India. A member of Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, the Dramatist Guild, and Crime Writers of Color, Ross lives in Buffalo, nicknamed for the bison head five-cent piece.