I worked for 20 years in writing and publishing in Dublin, as journalist, editor, novelist, creative writing lecturer and literary agent.
In 2009, I moved to London and found, as Proust said of Venice, that “my dream had become… quite simply, my address”. (Though the dream does includes a sojourn to the sunnier climes of California each winter.)
I used to be published by Penguin but am now an indie author. I’ve enjoyed and benefitted enormously from that switch and it led me to found The Alliance of Independent Authors, which I now run.
From my website
How To Clear worries and anxieties with F-R-E-E-Writing.
What does it mean to be Irish, in these (we hope!) post-nationalist days. And especially if you don't actually live in Ireland.
The Write Track wanted to know how I fit writing in with all the other things I do. They sent these questions to answer: Traditional publishers give authors deadlines, as an author-publisher how do you ensure you complete work? ORNA: I set deadlines – but I often break them! Last year I…