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

Creativism: Books & Community

“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 span fiction, nonfiction and poetry but all aim to foster what I call creativism: conscious creation and creative living.

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Get the "Secret Rose" Special Edition Book

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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"Puts culpable, fragile flesh and blood—lots of blood—on a defining moment in Irish history… Of particular delight are the many unexpected twists and turns."

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"A hauntingly captivating read."
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"With this little book of big, big poems, Orna Ross reaches into the corners of your soul and pulls out all that is beautiful... Inspiring and humbling..."

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

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My blog

Haiku of the Week Features: Winter Sun
Tree shadows / in winter sun. Golden world / striated. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use...
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Happy Holidays Part One: A New Poem
Over the coming days, until Dec 24th, I’ll be running a series, “Happy Holidays”. It’s the greeting we’ll all be giving each other for the next few weeks, without...
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Talking About “Her Secret Rose” at the Triskele Literary Festival
Just out: Footage of the Historical Fiction panel at The Triskele Literary Festival in London, back in September. Together with Radhika Swarup, JD Smith and Alison Morton, I was...
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Haiku of the Week Features: Silence
Park silence. / Birds and leaves have flown the frost / exposed nest. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku....
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Haiku of the Week Features: Stones
Hollowed out / By the turn of wave and wind / A stone eye. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Dec 6 2016
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway, counts down to Christmas and the end of the year. Dan also talks about the latest announcement from Amazon...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Nov 29 2016
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway has moved to a new slot! From now on, you can catch him publishing his self-publishing news every...
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Self-Publishing Authors At Amazon Academy
I spent Wednesday at Amazon’s very cool Fashion Studio in Hoxton, speaking about the author journey and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), for the UK’s first Amazon Academy. Enterprise...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Nov 18 2016
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway is talking about format wars. Dan also talks about advertising with Amazon, the self-publishing platform Tredition, and the...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Nov 11 2016
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway is talking about the year’s first Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture. Dan also talks about the partnership...
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Happy Holidays Part One: A New Poem
Over the coming days, until Dec 24th, I’ll be running a series, “Happy Holidays”. It’s the greeting we’ll all be giving each other for the next few weeks, without...
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Creativist Me, Creativist World. This Week: What We Leave Behind
I’m going to die! No, I’m not being dramatic and no, there’s nothing wrong with me beyond the fact that life is, as a Polish film once said, a fatal, sexually-transmitted condition....
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This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: What We Leave Behind
This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores how we think about ourselves and the legacy we’ll leave TRY THIS: WRITE YOUR OBITUARY a) Sit in stillness and quiet, with your notebook open before...
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Your Monday Motivator: Collaboration For Creative Success
The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is Collaboration For Creative Success. Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull...
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On The Go Creative! Show This Week: Collaboration For Creative Succcess
Today, in the creative living segment, I’m introducing Sondra Turnbull, (of Goddess Kindled) who will moderate the upcoming creativist club, launching in January. In creative publishing, we hear the three...
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