Ross Malone has taught in Missouri for over thirty years and, since retiring, has worked as a radio host and published nineteen books about Missouri. He has also published articles in Country Extra, River Hills Traveler, and other magazines. His books have been featured in Missouri Life Magazine’s “Good Books” section and his research is featured daily on their Facebook page and website.
His Missouri history column “Back in the Day” is published weekly in newspapers across the state. Of course he also speaks to groups of people across the state that have an interest in Missouri and her history. His award winning book, Billy Bob’s Howler, is part of an adventure series for young readers but most of Ross’ books are for adults. His book, Missouri’s Forgotten Heroes, is already his best seller has been selected by the Ozarks Writers League as this year’s “Best Book of the Year.”
Described by one newspaper as the “Czar of Missouri History,” Ross is a frequent guest on radio and television stations in Missouri and has been a guest on the Westwood One Radio Network, as well as on the Armed Forces Network-Overseas.
News Flash! Ingram’s Magazine (Kansas City’s business magazine) recently named Ross Malone as one of “50 Missourians You Should Know” in its August 2022 issue. The magazine stated, “Across nearly 70,000 square miles, more than 6 million people call Missouri home. Deeply diverse in culture, even harkening back to the Old South in some parts, they comprise a fascinating study in what makes a state tick. Bankers, educators, lawyers, farmers, elected officials, artists, athletes, humanitarians and more, they are all part of the rich fabric of life in the Show-Me State.” Ross was heralded for his depth of knowledge for Missouri’s history and his story-telling approach.
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