About the Authors

Lois Melbourne


Lois is an author presenting visions of “what if…” She is a former software CEO and entrepreneur. She has written her first novel, in collaboration with her business partner and husband, Ross.

She spent eighteen years translating the uses, power and benefits of software created by her husband and his team, helping corporations around the world. They are at it again, as she weaves the story around his technology visions. Together they built a global business, now they’re telling the world about a future that is possible when technology is more ethical than mankind. Their manuscript Moral Code is available for print and screen options now. More stories are in the making.

She writes because there are stories to tell and wonders to interpret and translate for others. She believes in science and rejects that we must expect a dystopian future because we embrace technology. The three traits she admires most in people: integrity, strong work ethic, and curiosity.

Within her non-profit, My Future Story, she’s the published author of “STEM Club Goes Exploring“ and “Kids Go To Work Day”. She coaches kids and schools through the wonderment of career exploration. Inspired kids become inspiring adults. Her mission is to inspire kids towards purposefully designing their futures. In her activism, she works to make voting assessable and possible for more people. Working the polls during elections is also incredible people-watching experience.

Raised in Iowa and then Missouri, she moved to warmer Texas, as soon as she had the power to choose. Her favorite quote is “Live like others won’t, until you can live like others can’t.” Residing on a tree filled acreage, she never writes creatively in a conventional desk chair.

Ross Melbourne

Ross Melbourne is a life long innovator, an entrepreneur and patent holder. He has lived and worked in the US for 30 years but grew up in England making stuff for fun. He graduated from North Hertfordshire College of Further Education in the UK with an ONC in Business Studies. As a programmer he has written software for almost every type of computer from mainframes to iPhones. Ross developed the world’s first fully automatic organization charting software. He then co-founded Aquire, an enterprise software company with his wife of 25 years Lois Melbourne. Ross is a proven business executive and technology leader using what he calls ‘family-first ethics’. After the sale of their software company, Ross and Lois were able to retire in their 40’s.

Ross is currently a Member of the Board for Mowbot (aka Robin Autopilot™), a first-of-its-kind, SaaS platform to help landscapers transition to autonomous robot mowing.

Ross Melbourne is also an angel investor. He is a partner at Melbourne Investments, which makes angel investments and mentors startup companies.