William Edward Daniel Ross was born on November 16, 1912 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, son of Laura (Brooks) and William Edward Ross. In 1930, while he studied, he began his career as the manager of an acting company with which he also acted. Very early in his professional life, he was awarded the Dominion Drama Festival Prize for Playwriting. During the Second World War, he served with British Entertainment Services.

He married Charlotte McCormack, who died in 1959, and remarried in 1960, with the nurse Marilyn Ann Clark. He began writing short-stories in 1950s, and novels after his second marriage. Her wife was the first reader of his works. He wrote popular romances and gothic fiction as W. E. D. Ross and Dan Ross and under a variety of mostly female pseudonyms such as Jane Rossiter, Leslie Ames, Ellen Randolph, Ann Gilmer, Rose Williams, Rose Dana, Clarissa Ross, Marilyn Ross, Jan Daniels, Charlotte McCormack, Ruth Dorset, Miriam Leslie, Amber Ross, Dana Ross, Laura Frances Brooks, Lydia Colby, Diana Randall, and Marilyn Carter. He started writing erotic novels as Olin Ross, and Western novels as Dan Roberts and Tex Steele. He died on November 1, 1995 in his native Saint John, at 82, survived by his wife.

Book List in Order:8 titles

  • When DC Madam Faith Crawley receives a call from former client, Senator William Drummond, it's the answer to her prayers. The money the dirty politician offers her to smear his rival Finn Billings will save Faith's business, her lifestyle, and her gi...


  • Pretty Ellen Morton knew that her life was in danger at Mortondale. One young woman had already been found in the garden, her throat slit. Was it the gruesome work of the ghost, as the old housekeeper believed--the ghost of a young doctor, spurned in...


  • FOREST OF EVIL When lumber baron Charles Prentiss asked Lucy to marry him and return to Seven Timbers, she accepted happily, but with a sense of strange foreboding. There had been a haunted look in Prentiss' eyes from the first moment she...


  • DIABOLICAL, UNTOUCHABLE… WAS IT BENT ON HER DESTRUCTION? A young bride passionately in love with the man she had married, Susan Ward turned a deaf ear to the first dark whispers of lurking evil at Willowgate. But in the deepening gloom of the si...


  • The stage is set for terror as a young actress flees from maddening evil! Nightmare of Madness The brooding old theater to which Marie had come with her husband would be her home for the next few months. There she would star in the grim myster...


  • THE HOUSE WAS SOAKED IN BLOOD... Ghastly rumors spread about evil affairs in the old Wood Mansion. Tales of stolen corpses, of ghostly apparitions, of cruel experiments conducted by Dr. Travis Wood and his handsome son Martin. Judith Whitshaw,...


  • The stark old mansion, shrouded in mystery, held romance and danger for young, unsuspecting Ann Pardot. THE HOUSE WAS AN INFERNO OF HATE… Elegant Ann Pardot’s romance with wealthy, good looking Meredith Crane had ended -- until she saw him ...


  • A young girl haunted by love and the eeire vision of a lover's ghost.... GUILT-RIDDEN LOVE? OR WAS THE JEALOUS DEAD WRECKING ITS REVENGE? After Bob died, Elizabeth married his brother, Tim, and overnight her world turned into a nightmare. H...