David Ross Wood
Born in Elizabeth, South Australia, David Ross Wood began his working life as an offset printer which was his occupation for 23 years. An avid reader, the love of paper and ink has stayed with him ever since.
Wood retired from printing in 1998 and worked as a Remedial Massage Therapist for the following decade before beginning his career as an independent author.
A lover of a good story, most sports and the Adelaide Football Club, Wood lives with his wife and three adult sons in a sometimes hectic and not always harmonious household.
The Time Tunnellers (YA/Action/Adventure)
An ancient treasure is washed up on a distant land and remains hidden for centuries in a secret cave. Three brothers and their little sister discover the mysterious object and are accidently hurled through time to an exciting and dangerous period in history. In order to return home The Time Tunnellers must discover the secret of their treasure while fighting off those who mean them harm. Across their incredible journey the children battle an evil wizard, a menacing giant and follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest conquerors of all time; Alexander the Great. The Time Tunnellers is a thrilling adventure from action writer David Ross Wood written for the young and the young at heart and is a story you will find hard to put down
The Time Tunnellers: Swords of the Samurai (YA/Action/Adventure)
The Time Tunnellers are back! Transported through the ages the Time Tunnellers find themselves in Feudal Japan where they meet one of the greatest samurai’s of all time, the Legend Miyamoto Musashi. The children must accompany the samurai across Japan as the mighty warrior takes on all challengers in one deadly duel after the other. Musashi tells the children that he may well know of someone who can solve the mystery of how to get back home but first they must all fight to stay alive as they are pursued across Japan by bandits and evil ninja. Time Tunnellers: Swords of the Samurai is a fast paced adventure for teens and adults alike written by action writer David Ross Wood.
Horns of the Minotaur: A War Boys novel (Action/Adventure/Commercial)
In an attempt to halt the rapidly escalating attacks on Minotaur Resource assets, the CEO of the company, George Pollard, instructs his Operations Manager to organise a strike force to work for Minotaur and deal with threats to company assets. He contacts Captain Thomas Ritter who has recently served in Afghanistan, to lead the team. Ritter takes up the challenge and with the assistance of Major Peter Cornish, puts together a team of ex-military from around the world. Ritter and Cornish must mould the individual soldiers into a team, men who carry both the emotional and physical scars of the warrior.
It is not long before their mettle is tested when a Minotaur Resources oil platform off the Falkland Islands is threatened by a force of Argentine Marines. In a battle for their very lives, the team achieves its mission and return to London but is soon presented with another serious threat to the company’s assets. Somali pirates have hijacked a Minotaur owned supertanker, holding the ship to ransom for five million dollars. The team is ordered to re-take the ship and release its hostages but the mission does not go exactly to plan and they find themselves in a fight for survival as they attempt to complete their objective.
Kneel to the Fallen: A War Boys novel (Action/Adventure/Commercial)
The team are assigned a hazardous mission, to rescue the daughter of their employer, CEO of Minotaur Resources, George Pollard. After rescuing the hostage in the jungle covered mountains of the Golden Triangle, Thomas Ritter and his men are targeted by a ruthless Burmese Drug Lord. Pursued throughout the city of London by a team of hit-men, the ‘War Boys’ must fight to defend themselves while keeping safe those they are employed to protect.
But it soon becomes obvious that they must take the fight to their bitter enemy and so return to where it all started, in the sometimes corrupt but always dangerous country of Myanmar. Outnumbered and facing the enemy on their own turf, the team is faced with its greatest challenge, to find and kill the ruthless Drug Lord who has vowed to destroy the ‘War Boys’ at any cost.