28 September 2011

A Brief History of Caleb Ross

I can only personally account for roughly three years of Caleb's life. The other details of this history have been accrued through applying biblical numerology to his blog posts and anecdotes from Creative Writing professors we shared. It should be noted that probably no part of the following history is true but parts of it might be.
  • Caleb was born to wandering shepherds Brian and Diana sometime around the reign of Herod II
  • Caleb was a precoucious child whose first love was music. It has been said that he was capable of playing Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" on a 25 key Schoenhut at age 3.
  • For his loyal service to Giovanni Verrazano, a street in Staten Island bears his name.
  • To pay for college Caleb sold used office furniture to an up-and-coming Greg Daniels. 
  • Caleb took the only known photograph of Helen of Troy. Unfortunately it was shot on a roll of Kodachrome which he forgot to develop before the chemicals were discontinued by Kodak in 2009.
  • Caleb converted Jonathan Goldsmith to a full-time Boulevard Wheat drinker.
More amazing than all these is the real life genius of Caleb's writing and his untreated workoholism. When I signed up to participate in this tour it was for two novels. Now it's two novels and a novella. All the while he has been helping other writers revise and publish as well as running numerous blogs, forums and podcasts. If there is something this man can't do it hasn't been invented and done by him yet. Cannoli Pie published an excerpt of Stranger Will here and a review of it here.

The first book of Caleb's I ever read came with a picture of him shirtless holding a guitar. I am not sure what I was supposed to get from that. Perhaps this is related.

This is a guest post by Caleb J Ross (also known as Caleb Ross, to people who hate Js) as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. He will be guest-posting beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin and novella, As a Machine and Parts, in November 2011. If you have connections to a lit blog of any type, professional journal or personal site, please contact him. To be a groupie and follow this tour, subscribe to the Caleb J Ross blog RSS feed. Follow him on Twitter:@calebjross.com. Friend him on Facebook: Facebook.com/rosscaleb
For more Author Photo Comics fun, click over to the Author Photo Comics tag at Caleb's website.


  1. "For his loyal service to Giovanni Verrazano, a street in Staten Island bears his name."


    Also, Caleb, thank you for acknowledging the small population of the world who, through no fault of their own, harbor an arbitrary hatred for the letter "J."

  2. What, no more Kodachrome processing?!? Ahhh, maaaan, I've got several rolls in my Kinoflex bag of Caleb sleeping. Guess the world will never get to see that.