CV for Randy Ross

E-mail: randy@randyrossmedia.com

Web site: randyrossmedia.com  

 

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Novelist, award-winning story-teller, lecturer, and former executive editor for PCWorld magazine. Comedic novel God Bless Cambodia published March 2017 by The Permanent Press. Perform two one-man shows based on the novel domestically and abroad. Lecture widely on topics including: writing craft, travel, and self-promotion for writers. Co-founder New England Indie Authors Collective.


AWARDS

2018 One-man shows selected by Airbnb as high-quality experiences for Boston visitors

2017 Highly-reviewed one-man show, The Chronic Single's Handbook

2011 Finalist in Drum/Side B Dual Publication Award for Short Fiction

2011 Winner First Night Massmouth Story-Telling Slam

 

REVIEWS OF NOVEL GOD BLESS CAMBODIA

"A very entertaining story about a guy who sets out to change his life..." – Booklist

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

 

REVIEWS OF ONE-MAN SHOW THE CHRONIC SINGLE'S HANDBOOK

★★★★ "…a lot of fun to watch" – Winnipeg Fringe Festival

"Sharply funny" "A quality solo show" – Edinburgh Fringe Festival

"A huge success…one of the largest audiences we've had for a show." – Hostelling International Boston

 

PUBLISHED WRITING (FICTION, HUMOR)

"God Bless Cambodia," novel, (The Permanent Press, 2017)

"Secret Work Habits of the Successful Novelist," humor, Calliope

"One Day in Thailand," short story, The Drum and Side B

"Domination for Dummies," short story, Black Heart Magazine

 

PUBLISHED WRITING (JOURNALISM)

PC World: As senior editor and later executive editor, wrote more than 100 articles from 1992-2007.

Wrote articles for The Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

NEW SHOW: TALES OF A RELUCTANT WORLD TRAVELER (2021 SHOWS)

Jan-Feb: Living Record Festival, UK, (pre-recorded show)

Feb 21: Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA (live Zoom show)

March 24: Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA (live Zoom show)

March 25: Medford Public Library, Medford, MA (live Zoom show)

April 12: Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA (live Zoom show)

April 20: Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA (live Zoom show)

 

OTHER SELECTED PERFORMANCES/LECTURES

Oct. 2020: Performed and co-produced Boston's first Erotic Literary Festival, Boston, MA (virtual)

July 2017: Reading, performance, and author talk at Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA

Oct. 2014: "Self-promotion for Writers" Regis College, Weston, MA

Sept. 2014: "The Digital Backpacker" (blogging for travelers) Hostelling International, Boston MA

 

EDUCATION

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, M.S. in Journalism

 

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