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About Ron Ross
It is Ron Ross' contention that wherever you turn in this world there is a story and he would like to tell as many of them as possible. Growing up in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, Ron took a most circuitous path to realize his dream of being a writer/storyteller. He earned his B.A. at Brooklyn College where he majored in English and then studied for his Masters Degree at New York University after a two year hitch in the army.
Ron was also involved in the boxing world - first as boxer, then a manager and promoter, all while running a successful real estate business for nearly forty years.
However, through all the years in the business and sports world, he nurtured his true passion - writing. It wasn't until he closed his Real Estate office in 1992, though, that he was able to place his writing on the front burner. His collection of short stories titled "TALES FROM THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK" (2012) was preceded by "THE TOMATO CAN" (1993), "BUMMY DAVIS VS. MURDER, INC." (2003), and "NINE...TEN...AND OUT! THE TWO WORLDS OF EMILE GRIFFITH" (2008). Ron also was involved in and played in the feature length documentary "RING OF FIRE; THE EMILE GRIFFITH STORY", based on his book.
In 2007, stepping into a new and somewhat unfamiliar arena, Ron Ross wrote two children's books, McGURK AND ME and WILLIE THE QUIET TURTLE. The books were illustrated by youngsters in an art program at the Friedberg JCC in Oceanside.
Ron also remains active as a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and writes numerous boxing articles as well as covering major fights around the country.
A native New Yorker, Ron and his wife Susan now share their time between Oceanside, NY and Boca Raton, Florida.
Ron Ross was inducted into the Long Island Jewish Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012.