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

Latest From the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Self-publishing Advice Conference

This week, among other things, with a new name, new attitude and new schedule, don’t forget to register for ALLi’s Free Online 24-Hour Self-publishing Advice Conference (formerly known as ALLi’s Indie Author Fringe) Other Self-Publishing Advice Indie author and freelance editor, Karl Drinkwater shares his top tips on How to Choose and Use Editors for…

2018. Week 13: What Are You Creating This Week?

I’m home from Madeira, refreshed and relaxed if not as sun-kissed as I’d hoped. Photo left shows the kind of weather we got. That’s a wave breaking on our beach and color settings on the camera, not black and white. It’s a measure of the loveliness of the island that…

Go Creative! Workshop March 2018: The Solopreneur Role of Creative Director

In last month’s online workshop, we looked at the three hats a creative solopreneur must wear to run a successful creative business: crafter, director and entrepreneur. This month, we drill down into the role of the Creative Director (CD). How you think when wearing the Director’s hat, and how that relates to your role as…

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