Meet Ross Victory
When I was about seven years old, my parents would dress me up in a little suit and send me to first grade with a blue plastic briefcase. I collected notepads, pens, and library cards and was always writing down what people were saying. This made me a target for bullying, but ironically business and communication have been apart of my life. I’ve also always loved to sing. At my core, I am a writer. I think of myself as a visionary–someone with big ideas.
Throughout 2007-2010, I sung in Myspace competition, and got a chance to intern at Power 106 radio station in LA, and also at ASCAP. These were my “official” introductions to the entertainment business. It wasn’t until I published my first book, Views from the Cockpit, in 2019, that I realized I could be a writer per say.
After this book, I got into the studio to record the audiobook and slowly began creating music again. Those two events reminded me how much joy music gives me and how fun it is to develop characters and write stories.
It definitely has not been smooth. Over the years, I have gotten comfortable with uncertainty and hearing, “no,” or simply no response. There have been false starts, thousands of dollars wasted, and times when I felt like I was looking for a light switch in a dark room. Sometimes I feel like being an artist, a creator, an “artistpreneur,” is a solo life path. Not everyone has something to say or the guts to say it, and for those that do, we often have to go at it alone. Simply because we have the vision in our minds and it’s hard for others to relate.
Overall, life has taught me the importance of moments and legacy. I’ve lost a lot of people through death. I’ve noticed people don’t remember what we fear or what we wanted to accomplish in the future. They remember what we did and how we made them feel. I need to create, create, create, and do my very best to be kind and non-judgmental with people and ideas outside of my vision. Maintaining a clear mindset, while also giving space for change and serendipity is something I struggle with.
I am an author, singer, songwriter, and artist. My personal brand is built on creativity, intelligence, fun, and sophistication. I bring all of those elements to my music, my books, my visuals, and partnerships. I am also branching into voice overs and audiobook production.
My brand is also born from a place of turning pain into power. I started down the road of creative, entrepreneurship a few months before COVID-19 when I was laid off from a job. Additionally, after the loss of my dad and brother, I felt personally pushed to get in touch with myself and the legacy I wanted to leave behind.
I think I am most known for my book Views from the Cockpit. I also think some people may think of me as an “author who sings, too.”
Views from the Cockpit illuminates a father-son relationship and the tension between fathers and sons that most men can speak to. Views uses airplane metaphors to explore a father-son relationship. How bonds are created, how they are broken, and how they are repaired. It also covers the hidden crime of elder abuse and the importance of mentally and physically protecting our elders.
My mission is to empower people to realize that they are the captains of their journeys and the answer to our pain tends to be in our story. Pain, labels– all experiences, exist to help us along our path. Everyone should enjoy their brand of freedom over a lifetime and feel comfortable to do so publicly. Freedom in career, freedom in love, freedom in geographical location, or political belief are all minimum requirements for a great life!
I stand apart because I am modeling turning pain into power, and most elements of what I do, I have taught myself. From singing, to writing, video editing, and graphic design.
Health is success. Mobility is success. Financial freedom is success. Time freedom is success. Loving and respectful relationships are success. One person inspired to make a positive change in their life by hearing my story or seeing what I’m doing is success. Every breath is success.