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

Creative Intention Series Part 10: Involving Others

Once you have written down your intention, take a little while to get used to it, then make it known to a trusted other. This embeds it for you, ensures you are serious, and helps to hold you accountable. But be really careful who you choose to share it with. Use…

Sunday Read: An Extract from Blue Mercy

The Story So Far: Mercy Mulcahy is about to be accused of murdering her elderly and tyrannical father. The tragic and beautiful Mercy has devoted her life to the protection of her daughter, Star. It’s a quest that has taken her away from Zach, the only man she has ever…

Creative Intention Series Part 9: Stating Your Intention

This is Part Nine in the Creative Intention series. Read Part Eight here. Series begins here You now have one creative intention that stands out from all other possible intentions. We’re almost there.  Look back over the maps you’ve done. Acknowledge again what you’ve created in your life that you love. This…

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