Michael L. Ross

About the Author


Michael Ross is a lover of history and great stories. He’s a retired software engineer turned author, with three children, and four grandchildren, living in Newton, Kansas with his wife of 38 years. Michael graduated from Rice University and Portland State University. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, and still loves Texas. He’s written short stories and technical articles in the past. “Across the Great Divide: Clouds of War” is his first novel.



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About the Book

Like a great rollercoaster, Michael Ross’ debut novel goes up and down with personal crises and national conflict, but it also twists about unexpectedly from character to memorable character in a sprawling story of the Civil War. Will, an earnest young man whose faith and honor sometimes put him at odds with those he loves, is caught up in the struggles of a country grappling with its own destiny.

The issues that compel and separate people in ‘neutral’ Kentucky as the war breaks out echo our own era. We, too, are caught in a great divide. If you love a good story pulled from history, and if you are person of faith, you will find it hard to put down “The Great Divide” until the last page.

Daniel A. Brown, PhD
Author of “Embracing Grace,” Pastor, International Speaker