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Joel Ross


Joel Ross

Joel Ross is the author of two World War II thrillers for adults (DOUBLE CROSS BLIND and WHITE FLAG DOWN). THE FOG DIVER is his tween debut. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife, Lee Naftali, who is also a full-time writer, and his son, Ben, who is a full-time kid.

Books by Joel Ross

by Joel Ross - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

Ji and his friends Roz, Sally and Chibo have gone into hiding following the disastrous Diadem Rite, where they were transformed from humans into half-beasts. It’s their hope that they will survive the epic journey to the Ice Witch to be restored to humans again before they run out of time. But they know the evil Summer Queen’s soldiers are tracking them and fear that she is hot on their tails…With the help of goblins, ogres, trolls and a few mermaids along the way, Ji and his band of unlikely heroes must save their world from being eternally divided. 

by Joel Ross - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Magic

Boot boy Ji is tired of scrubbing soles and untangling shoelaces. He doesn’t want to bow and scrape. All he wants is freedom --- for himself and his friends. He decides to risk everything for a chance to accompany a young nobleman to the Diadem Rite, a magical ritual that chooses the heir to the Summer Crown. Ji doesn’t care about crowns or ceremonies, but he vows that this trip will grant him and his friends new lives, far away from boots and bowing. What Ji doesn’t know is that he and his friends have a dangerous part to play in the Diadem Rite. One that will change them forever.

by Joel Ross - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction
Chess and his crew --- Hazel, Swedish, Loretta, and Bea --- may have escaped the slums, but they cannot escape the Fog that threatens to swallow the entire mountaintop city of Port Oro. Only one thing can stop the Fog: an ancient machine known as the Compass. And only one person can find it: Chess. With the help of his crew, Chess faces dangerous encounters and deadly driftsharks to unearth the hidden instrument. It’s a race against time to save this sanctuary in the sky. 
by Joel Ross - Youth Fiction
Once the Fog started rising, the earth was covered with a deadly white mist until nothing remained but the mountaintops. Now humanity clings to its highest peaks, called the Rooftop, where the wealthy Five Families rule over the lower slopes and floating junkyards. Thirteen-year-old Chess and his friends Hazel, Bea and Swedish sail their rickety air raft over the deadly Fog, scavenging the ruins for anything they can sell to survive. But now survival isn't enough.