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

Haiku of the Week Features: Shallow Waters

At low tide / people play safe for now in / the shallows. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted…

Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 21 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the London Book Fair. Dan also reminds you where you can access our Indie Author Fringe presentations, the Romantic Novelists’ Association opening up to indie authors for the first time and who won, other prizes being opened up…

Your Monday Motivator: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want…

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