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Stephen John Ross

Business professional, songwriter, and musician. The Sundial Inn is his first novel, with plans for a sequel.


Author of The Sundial Inn, 2022

Stephen John Ross


Sundial Inn

On a return flight from a dream vacation at the Sundial Inn located in the outskirts of New Orleans, Tim and Sara find themselves covered in bruises with no memory of the past three days. The mystery deepens once they learn the inn had ceased operations many decades earlier in 1954.

Plagued with lucid nightmares, Sara struggles to return to her normal life forcing Tim to return to New Orleans in search of answers. Aided by a local clairvoyant Mrs. Lizzie, the secrets of the Sundial Inn and its enigmatic founder, Atticus Busby are slowly unearthed. There is much more to the inn than meets the eye, and Tim begins to realize that his own connection to it is much deeper—and darker—than he ever could have guessed.

A paranormal horror with a streak of dark humor, The Sundial Inn questions the human condition and our desire for power, control, and revenge.

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About Stephen John Ross

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Stephen John Ross is a business professional, songwriter, and musician. Married with three children and four grandchildren, Stephen enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Debbie and chihuahua CeCe. The Sundial Inn is his first novel, with plans for a sequel. 



A self-taught guitarist and keyboard player, Stephen learned to play at the age of twelve and explored many genres of music from folk, blues, classic rock, and pop music. Heavily influenced by these genres, his songwriting is a culmination of each and the recordings cover a broad range.

Album: Home

This album is comprised of songs that have been written over the years, recorded, and released in 2016. 

Single: Rita

The first release on this new album, Rita was released in 2022 with seven additional songs in the works soon to be released. 

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