Mitchell Sam Rossi is an American novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. Growing up in the beach culture of Southern California, he spent most of his youth in or on the water. An avid sailor, scuba diver, and mediocre surfer, Mitchell first pursued a career in marine biology, which gave him the opportunity to explore the Caribbean and the South Pacific.

But a long-held desire to write became his calling and ultimately led to a thirty-year career as a journalist. He has written about ships, classic cars, outdoor travel, and most recently on environmental issues.

When not at the keyboard, or searching for his next excursion, Mitchell is usually sailing the waters of Northern California, where he lives with his wife and daughter.