Barbara Ross is the author of Clammed Up, first in a series of Maine Clambake Mysteries.
Barbara and her husband own the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. From her perch on the Seafarer’s wide front porch, Barbara’s had a chance to observe the quirks of life in a small resort town, along with the stunning harbor views.
Barbara and Bill no longer run the inn as a bed and breakfast. Barbara is notoriously not a morning person. They considered a Bed-and-Get-Your-Own-Damn-Breakfast, but there didn’t seem to be much of a market. Barbara is the 2013 cochair of the New England Crime Bake. She is a coeditor/copublisher at Level Best Books, which produces an award-winning anthology of crime and mystery stories by New England authors every November. Barbara also blogs with a wonderful group of Maine mystery authors at Maine Crime Writers and with a group of writers of New England-based cozy mysteries at Wicked Cozy Authors.
Barbara’s first mystery novel, The Death of an Ambitious Woman, was published by Five Star/Gale/Cengage in August, 2010. In her former life, Barbara was a cofounder and chief operating officer of two successful startups in educational technology. When they aren’t in Boothbay, she and her husband live in Somerville, Massachusetts.