Orna Ross

About me

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

Be More Creative: Capturing Ideas and Insights

The single distinguishing factor that sets creative people apart from others is that they respect the intuitions, ideas, insights and attention snags that emerge from the tumbling ocean of thought that flows through every mind. Less creative people have the same living depths inside; they too have moments of insight…

ALLi Teams Up With Toby Mundy Associates

I’m very pleased to have organised foreign right representation for ALLi members again. From January 2015, ALLi will be teaming up with Toby Mundy Associates (TMA) to provide a unique subsidiary rights service for author-publishers, through The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). I first met Toby when we were on a panel together…

Delighted to Be One of The Bookseller’s 100 Again

The Bookseller 100 is a listing of the 100 most influential people in the UK book business  and I’m honoured and thrilled to be included again this year. I believe this is a measure of self-publishing’s increasing acceptance within publishing and the book trade — and a wonderful recognition of the ALLi…

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