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:28 titles

  • Nurse Ann Haley comes to work at the Amalgamated network after a TV studio executive offers her a job there. Ann's new job is exciting; she meets many celebrities in the course of her work. But not all situations are happy: there is the former TV sin...



  • Sally Hughes, R.N., had a nurse’s dream come true at Canton General. Her boss was the brilliant chief surgeon, Dr. Stan Thorne. She was respected for her dedication, talent and poise. And two men loved her -- the bitter but handsome Dr. Jim Dawson ...


  • A Matter of Identity. Anne Ricco, the receptionist from optometry across the way, burst in. "I've been trying to get over here for ten minutes... how did you make out with your patient?" Joan smiled ruefully. "Very well, but I forgot to get his n...


  • The regular nurse on the cruise ship Ocean Queen was hospitalized only the night before the liner was scheduled to sail. So Laura Fraser, who had been working as a private duty nurse in one of New York's large East Side hospitals, suddenly has th...


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  • Nurse Carol Holly accepted her summer assignment to the Mic-Mac Lodge with joy. It seemed full of promise. Her patient was wealthy Arthur Kulas, a diabetic, a stroke victim, but still active as an art collector and lecturer. Then there were Walter Pi...








  • Jane Weaver had left Whitebridge on her honeymoon, and when her marriage ended unhappily, she went to work as a nurse in Boston rather than return to her hometown. Then she learned that the hospital in Whitebridge where her father practiced might be ...


  • To Nurse Nancy Gilchrist, a year's contract to serve in a Labrador hospital meant not loneliness and desolation, but a chance to think, to read, and to take stock of herself as a person, removed from the hectic atmosphere of the big city. The reality...


  • Could even her grand new job as nurse to TV's greatest starts make Ann foget the happiness she has lost? Nurse Ann Haley comes to work at the Amalgamated network after a TV studio executive offers her a job there. Ann's new job is exciting; she me...


  • For Nurse Nancy Gilchrist, a year's contract to work at an isolated construction camp hospital promised a chance to think, to rediscover herself, away from the bustle of a big city medical center. But there was little time for contemplation at the La...


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  • Julia Lee, R.N., was a down-to-earth New Englander to her fingertips, proud to be the daughter of a scrub farmer and the most cussedly independent man in the whole state of Maine. And she was not ashamed to admit she liked young Dr. Dave Farren more ...


  • The lonely Maine seacoast town of Hawkesbury was very different from the big Boston hospital where Mavis Eaton had been serving as a nurse. Yet it was giving her an undreamed of opportunity to indulge her second talent -- painting -- for a whole ...


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  • She thought she was a failure at love --- until the young stranger became her patient and moved boldly to capture her heart! SUDDEN VIOLENCE... Following in her missionary father's footsteps, Nurse Grace gave up her comfortable city job to work...


  • Nurse Freda knew handsome Dr. Webb loved her - but did she love him enough to ignore his mysterious past? NURSE FREDA WAS CONFUSED She was sure she loved Dr. Peter Webb and he insisted he loved her. Why, then, was he so reluctant about making d...


  • THE DARK SECRET In Nurse Beth Maybury’s life had never stopped haunting her -- and now the shadow reached out again to force her into an agonizing decision. Dr. Mark Taylor, the man she loved, begged her to marry him. But Beth knew her shocking ...


  • Dave was the editor of a Canadian newspaper dedicated to fomenting strife between the French and the British population. When his best friend was killed as a result of political factionalism, Dave realized how wrong he had been to associate himself w...


  • "So I'm jealous!" Nurse Gwen Hale remembered Dr. Jack Belson's bitter words on their last date. "Night clubs have a big appeal for you lately!" She had to admit it was true.Her weekend job as backstage nurse in Tom Ragella's night club ha...


  • Nurse Carol silently watches a patient die -- because Dr. Murray Hale had bungled another operation. But the knife-happy surgeon was not discharged. No one would dare even complain against rich Mr. Sanderson's son-in-law! Carol could keep silent ...


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    A doctor's secret scandal - and a nurse's faith in the man she loved. Working with Dr. Clay Burke was a supreme challenge for any nurse -- but for lovely young Jill Rowley, the job meant much more. She was head over heels in love with the brillia...