David Ross, is the author of two science fiction novels: The Argus Gambit and the Eighth Rank. A longtime resident of North County, has been in the newspaper business for more than 40 years. He is the editor of both the Escondido Times-Advocate and Valley Roadrunner newspapers and some locals may remember him as the editor of the Boulevard Magazine. He is something of an expert on local history, but also enjoys writing about food, theater, tourism and is a regional editor for an online gaming magazine. He is working on another science fiction novel tentatively entitled “Cranium.” He has a master’s degree in military history.