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

Today’s Haiku: A Moment of Creative Presence

You turn a/ segment of orange sideways./ Sunshine smile.

Today’s Haiku: A Moment of Creative Presence

On our way/ out, stopped in the doorway by/ a huge moon.

In Need of Creative Mentoring?

 Stuck in a creative rut? Confused about where to start? Spinning that hamster wheel and not going anywhere? Or caught in resistance (or even self-sabotage) mode? Those who know me for my creative mentoring work know that I have a long waiting list and places come up rarely. My slate is full with people…

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