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

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

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

Creativism: Books & Community

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

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My blog

Creative Writing: Today’s Poem To Inspire: Golden Evenings
There are days/ that don’t want to leave us./ As evening comes in, they / put on their finery: /...
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Creative Writing: Today’s Poem To Inspire: Good Morning
The light of the sun is spreading over the sea across the fields down by the rivers around the town,...
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Creative Writing: Today’s Poem To Inspire: The Writing Game
I sit, and hold a space, and wait, until some true words rise, and take their place here on the...
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Her Secret Rose Inspires Tattoo
That’s a picture of Lovely Son, above and yes! that is a tattoo of the Secret Rose symbol on his chest....
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Creative Writing: Today’s Poem To Inspire: Pier Stripes
Up on the pier / fun huts lighten / the sky, / candy-stripe the day / pink and yellow. Walking...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Each Tuesday I take a look at highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center. As...
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Each Tuesday I take a look here at  highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center....
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Each Tuesday I take a look here at  highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center....
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This Week’s Highlights from the Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Each Tuesday I take a look here at  highlights from my other blog, at the Alliance of Independent Authors‘s Self-Publishing Advice Center....
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Her Secret Rose Inspires Tattoo
That’s a picture of Lovely Son, above and yes! that is a tattoo of the Secret Rose symbol on his chest....
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Creative Living Series Part 8: From Want To Project, The Creative Power of Intention
This is Part Eight in the Creative Living Series. Read Part Seven here. Series begins here. When you make a firm, creative...
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Go Creative Monday Motivator
Each Monday I send a reminder email to creatives and creativists around the world. The pull of the outer world...
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Creative Living Series 6: Creative Choice
This is Part Six in the Creative Living Series. Read Part Five here. Now you’ve accumulated a very long list...
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Creative Living Series Part 6: The Creative Wishlist
This is Part Six in the Creative Living Series. Read Part Five here. In this post, you are going to...
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Creative Living Series 5: Stimulating Wants, Wishes, Desires
This is Part Five in the Creative Living Series. Read Part Four here. How did you get on with the Go...
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