John R. Rose

Biography

JOHN R. ROSE, author of “Alias, the Kansas Kid,” was born in the latter days of the dust bowl era in south central Kansas. His birthplace was probably thirty to fifty miles from the fictional character Dan Robbins’ birthplace. Otherwise, there is no connection between the author and the Kansas Kid.
There were seven siblings of the author and they all liked to read. Being raised on a sandhill farm, there was plenty of work and not much time for other activities. When the work was done, the primary activity was reading and listening to the radio adventure programs.
Rose attended college on basketball and track scholarships, earning a degree in education. He spent 37 years teaching and coaching in the Kansas public school systems.
At an early age, he became a collector of books, magazines and comics involving characters such as Tarzan, The Lone Ranger, Zorro, Flash Gordon, Red Ryder, and dozens of other characters.
The author is married and with his wife, Meredith, they have two children. Son, Michael, lives in Colorado and daughter, Anne Marie, lives in Arizona. Both are fans of their father’s writings.
Since retirement, the author spends a great amount of time at the computer writing stories.

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Books

The Kansas Kid Rides Again
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,020. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The sequel to "Alias, The Kansas Kid" ... The Kansas Kid is back in the saddle, hunting for a new “Kansas Kid” — The Oklahoma Kid — a tin-horn trading off his notorious reputation. Everybody’s gotta grow up some time, and when The Kid meets up with his would-be successor, the knock-off is going to grow up quick. They say let sleeping dogs lie ... and leave the Kansas Kid to enjoy his retirement.
The Prankster of Oz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,480. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Not Every Prank is Funny…Especially in Oz… Author John R. Rose returns children of all ages to F. Frank Baum’s well loved Land of Oz. Journey with our band of heroes and encounter such characters as The Tin Woodman, a wire greyhound named Bouncer, Princess Ozma, frog-like cowboys riding razorback hogs, and even the infamouse Wizard himself. Join Pro Se Productions on the other side of the rainbow!
The Galaxy Queen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,850. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ruben Hall was an ordinary teenager — until he was given the opportunity to join the elite Space Rangers corps! Accompanied by his girlfriend and plucky uncle, Ruben Hall graduates Space Ranger Academy and quickly becomes an interstellar hero! So, why isn't the Space Ranger Council pleased? Before he can say "Warp Speed," Ruben becomes an outlaw with a price on his head!
Alias the Kansas Kid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,600. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Western
Dan Robbins wasn’t looking for trouble, but trouble had a way of finding him. He searched for a life and career the complete opposite of his father’s outlaw methods. When he demonstrated the same proficiency with a gun, folks wouldn’t leave well enough alone … until it was too late ....

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