Orna Ross
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“A delicate balance of fact and fiction which kept me riveted from beginning to end.” – The Bookbag

Novelist

“The Alliance of Independent Authors is an incredible resource of experience, knowledge and support 24 hours a day.” – Joanna Penn

Director of ALLi

“Like seeing light through the trees at sunrise.” – Jeffrey Shaw, Creative Warriors

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“Must-attend event for any author who wants publish with greater pride, professionalism and success.” – Mark Coker

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Poems that…“reach into the corners of your soul and pull out all that is beautiful.” – SoWrite Linda

Poetry

“Essential Advice for all authors but especially self-publishing indie authors.”  – Joel Friedlander

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My Books

My books span fiction, nonfiction and poetry but all aim to point readers towards the font of their own creative potential.

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This is something super-special for any true book lover. I spent the early part of 2015 putting together this hardback book, in celebration of 150th birth anniversary of the great poet WB Yeats. It took a lot of work but this is a beautiful piece of visual and literary art that should give great joy to any lover of fine fiction and poetry—especially those with an interest in Ireland and Irish cultural history. Only 500 (numbered) copies of this special, collector’s edition will ever be made available; each signed, lovingly wrapped, and dispatched directly from me to the reader.

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"Ransacks the best scholarly sources and ingeniously knits a complex tale of betrayal, revenge, suspense, love -- and surprise."

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My blog

A New Poem: Coming To
On my back. In the dark. Given up to night. I lie, a fool aground. A suckling. Yearning, turning in want and will, smothering in the urges of the...
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Haiku on Instagram
It’s my daily hobby to play with a form of poetry called haiku, as a way of fostering creative presence in the moment. And lately I’ve started posting them...
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Website Upgrade Continues
The work is continuing in the background, building the Creativist Club for all those who are interested in learning more about how to apply the creative process to everything...
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Love Hurts? No Way
Love hurts, they say. I say, no way. The only thing that never hurts is love. Lust festers, envy bites. Loss skewers, rejection spikes. Passion burns, craving seethes. Romance...
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A Celtic Creation Story
The first recorded Irish stories were Celtic. They presented our world as eternal, represented by the famous knotwork art produced for centuries in Ireland’s monasteries. There are fewer stories about the...
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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A June 2016
Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people...
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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A May 2016
Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people...
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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News
Want to know the latest news in self-publishing? Click over to my creative Alliance of Independent Authors partners and friends blog at the ALLi Author Advice Centre and discover what...
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Talking to the BBC about self-publishing
BBC interview with video journalist Dougal Shaw, together with other fab folk like Michael Tamblyn of Kobo, John Bond of Whitefox and others doing interesting selfpubbie things.
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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News
Creatives can keep up with all that’s happening in the ever-growing self-publishing industry with a quick click over to my partners and friends at ALLi. In our regular self-publishing...
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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow #7: Inspiration Meditation
The essence of Inspiration Meditation is the soundless vibration of internal creative energy.  A form of mantra meditation, it focuses the mind and draws your attention inwards, leading to...
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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow #6: Between The Words Breathing
Adopt the usual position With eyelids closed, bring your eyes to look into the left corner of the left eye and see your first name, your given name, imprinted...
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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow
 #5: 4-7-8 Breathing
Adopt the usual position. Close you mouth and place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there...
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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow #4: Bellows Breathing
This breathing exercise raises vital energy and increases alertness. Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed. Your breaths in and out should be...
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The Creative Breathwork Series: Beat Block & Foster Flow. #3: Counting The Breath
This is a technique much used by Zen Buddhist meditators. Adopt the usual position. First, let the breath come naturally without trying to influence it. Settle yourself on yourself....
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