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! Monday Motivator: Week 4, October 2017

What does it take to succeed as a creative entrepreneur? In the two creative communities I work within, the Alliance of Independent Authors and the Creativist Club, I regularly see solopreneurs and freelancers who (it seems suddenly) start to soar. Their work begins to reach growing bands of fans and…

Sunday Read: Preview of The Psychology of Creative Success

Each time I teach a new class about conscious creation I have a moment of excited anticipation as the new students file in. Already, though I haven’t met them yet, I know two important things about these people. They have a creative block of some kind, are, despite their best effort,…

Create Date: Inside This Year’s Koestler Exhibition

This week’s create date: I’m heading to the Southbank, for the Koestler Exhibition 2017 As readers of my novels know, I’m fascinated by the theme of containment. Years ago, (when I still published under my own name) my MA thesis was about women who were confined to what was then…

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