Randy Ross is a writer, performer, and Web consultant. His fiction and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine, and Calliope, among others. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was published March 2017 by The Permanent Press, a publisher of literary fiction.

His one-man show, The Chronic Single's Handbook, based on the novel, has been featured at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. His latest one-man show, Tales of a Reluctant World Traveler, is currently being featured via Zoom, Facebook Live, and other streaming platforms.

He is a founding member of the New England Indie Authors Collective and lectures about fiction writing, getting published, and world travel. For seven years, Ross was an executive editor for an award-winning magazine (PC World). He holds a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. He is currently writing a second novel.


A comedic novel offering an unflinching look at how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and massage parlors. For readers of Jonathan Tropper, Joshua Ferris, and Sam Lipsyte.

"Very entertaining"

-- Booklist

"Consistently funny"

-- The Jewish Post

"...this story of a flawed character’s midlife crisis becomes an easy one to relate to." -- Kirkus

Buy now from Amazon, Porter Square Books, and The Permanent Press

Other fiction/comedy for sale on this site


Discouraged about your publishing prospects?

Don't be!

I queried 110 agents and 5 small presses before signing a publishing deal. How I did it and how you can, too.

Includes updates on Covid19's impact on aspiring authors.

***Virtual shows only***

Upcoming Lectures

Full Events Calendar


Sixteen weeks, four continents, three bungee jumps, and I couldn't come home soon enough. How a Boston homebody turned a solo trip around the globe into a comedy novel and an acclaimed one-man show. 

"…brought a large and diverse crowd"

"...had us all laughing out loud!"

"highly recommend working with Randy."

Bri Ozanne,

Adults Services and Programming, Medfield Public Library

"Ross has a way with humor"

"Absolutely hilarious"


Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival

Selected by Airbnb as a high-quality experience for Boston visitors.

***Virtual shows on Zoom, Facebook Live***

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