Orna Ross
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I work with indie authors, and other creative entrepreneurs, empowering them to go creative and build successful creative businesses.

Creative Mentor

Find out more about my upcoming event for creative entrepreneurs: How To Create Anything

Next Event: Creative Day Workshop London

I write cross-generational literary and historical fiction, stories in which mysteries and secrets from the past erupt into the present.

I also write inspirational poetry and creative non-fiction guides for other indie authors and entrepreneurs.

Award-winning Novelist

My Books

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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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.

BLUE MERCY REVIEW: "An incredible literary debut that will have the reader absolutely enthralled."


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AFTER THE RISING REVIEW: "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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TWO-IN-ONE REVIEW: "A hauntingly captivating read."
POETRY REVIEW: "With this little book of big, big poems, Orna Ross reaches into the corners of your soul and pulls out all that is beautiful... So inspiring."


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

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My blog

Sunday Read: Book Extract: A Q&A About Inspiration Meditation
When Should I Meditate? Zen masters recommend that the moment you open your eyes, before the first half-conscious thought has...
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Three Inspirational Poems About Pain
Does it sound like a contradiction, that poems about pain can inspire? Actually it’s key creative principle. In June, I...
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The Power of Now: A Poem Inspired by the Work of Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now With thanks to Eckhart Tolle. The talkers talk of leaving or remaining who should go, what...
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Today’s Poem To Inspire: Circle of Life
Again? Are you not mother? That is the question that must be posed and not just to those who work...
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Sunday Read: An Extract From Her Secret Rose
Her Secret Rose is about the famous love triangle between the Irish poet WB Yeats, his muse Maud Gonne, and...
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Latest from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Indie Author Podcasts
This week, among other things, we take a look back at an Indie Author Fringe presentation from Tim Lewis. If...
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Latest from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Replacing Pronoun
This week, among other things, we take a look at what Pronoun’s closure means to indie authors, how we can...
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Latest from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: New Self-Publishing Survey
This week, among other things, we are encouraging all indie authors to take part in Professor Alison Baverstock’s (co-founder of the MA in...
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Latest from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Partner Spotlight
This week, among other things, we point a spotlight on one of our valued partner members – PJ Boox, a physical bookstore...
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Latest from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog: Sponsor Promotions
This week, among other things, we remind you that there’s still time to take advantage of our Fringe Sponsor promotions. Don’t...
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Win A Free Place at My Workshop
We now have our quota for the workshop in London on Nov 25th. It’s a big room and we haven’t...
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100 Lifestyle Problems Cured By Going Creative
Going creative solves many of the emotional problems that we might consider to be inevitable or everyday. In fact, happiness...
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Creative Use of The Conscious Mind
The conscious mind contains our thought, creative intentions, and recent memories, like the name of a person you just met....
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Creative Use of The Subconscious Mind
We access the unconscious mind, and the unconscious mind accesses us, through the subconscious. The conscious mind is a container,...
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Creative Use of The Unconscious Mind
Your unconscious never rests, not even while you’re asleep. It controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, digestion and other unconscious processes that keep you...
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