Ross has been writing short fiction and non-fiction pieces for a number of years, in both Australian markets and abroad. After being kicked out onto invalidity in 2007, he had the opportunity to return to university and undertake post-graduate studies in writing which later lead to commencing a research degree. He has a wide variety of literary interests, particularly the realm of speculative fiction.
Cassie is a slave on a southern cotton plantation. Her hard life is made worse by the slave overseer attempting to rape her, and her lover, Ulyee, being brutally killed for trying to save her. The answers and the help she thinks she wants may be found deep in the swamps. But at what cost?