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

Go Creative Guest. This week… Oliver Sacks on the Art of Dying

I feel grateful that I have been granted nine years of good health and productivity since my original diagnosis, but now I am face-to-face with dying. I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. Over the last few days (since my terminal diagnosis)…

Women Writing Women Launches Today

Yes it’s here! AVAILABLE AS A BOX SET FOR 12 WEEKS ONLY! 7 FULL-LENGTH, CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED novels for only £7.99. Get yours now at the Women Writing Women Website “The Magnificent Seven… Beautiful, poetic, imaginative, passionate, thoughtful, witty, sensual and intelligent… Unforgettable books by exceptional writers.”   JILL MARSH of WORDS WITH JAM #WomenWritingWomen  …

Ten reasons to F-R-E-E-Write

F-R-E-E-Writing rights. At a daily level, it improves your psychic state, elevates your mood, makes you feel centred, sets you up for your day. We almost always feels better after a F-R-E-E-Writing session than before. F-R-E-E-Writing uncovers. Because we write as fast as possible, thoughts and emotions are allowed to…

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