About Me

Born in 1959, Ross Fattori attended University of Toronto and worked a variety of jobs before he landed in the newspaper business in 1986. For 13 years, he sold advertising and managed corporate accounts for a community newspaper until he launched his own marketing company, Rosswords, in 1999. Rosswords still operates today and provides print and digital solutions for the retail automotive industry.

Throughout his career, Fattori has also written for the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, and for various automotive publications across Ontario. Fattori’s first non-fiction book, My European Travelogue, was published in 2019. The Case Against the Clock is Fattori’s first published novel (a thriller). It features a criminal profiler with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) who is retained by police to help solve one final case before he dies.A proud father, an avid runner and a voracious reader, Fattori resides in Quebec, Canada and is currently at work on a second crime novel, The Ghosts of Willow Beach.

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.” ― William Faulkner