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

My Yeats Day 2015

Tanya from Broadford Books with the first edition of The Secret Rose (1897)   On Yeats day 2015,  I travelled to Dublin to collect a first edition copy of WB Yeat’s short story collection, The Secret Rose, from the lovely Tanya Collie of Broadford books. This first edition was purchased by…

Today’s Haiku: A Moment of Creative Presence

Park walking./ The time of bluebells, your hand/ in my hand.

What’s Happening in Self-Publishing This Week

Click on to the ALLi site to discover how Amazon’s new pay-for-page royalties to authors signed up to their Kindle lending services has given indie writers cause for concern.

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