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

Director of ALLi

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

Creativism: Books & Community

“The Fringe is the must-attend event for any author who wants to 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 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: Homeless
Beneath the / promenade of stately homes: / the homeless. 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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New Book: How Authors Create Money and Meaning
I’m at work on a new book, looking at the opportunities and challenges for writers today in a rapidly transforming publishing landscape, where digital opportunities are changing everything we...
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Haiku of the Week Features: Walk in the Park
Park walking / the time of bluebells, your hand / In my hand 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: Bluebells
bowl of bark / moss and leaves, bluebell circled / once a tree 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: The Waiting Game
Lying green / flat and still water lillies / in waiting Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how....
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Creatives and Creativists: Build Your Own Self-Hosted WordPress Website In Under An Hour
Your website is how clients, customers, managers, agents, publishers, journalists, bloggers and podcasters find out about you and decide if you’re a fit for them It’s where you connect...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: May 16 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway is announced as an award finalist – for an award that slightly surprises him. Dan also highlights a...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: May 09 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway ponders over the future and asks why we don’t dream bigger. Dan also delves into digital publications European...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: May 02 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway asks everyone to reflect on your relationship with work. Dan also talks about the status of ebooks, Amazon, and...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Apr 25 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the fabulous Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival. Dan also talks about Amazon’s expansion within Australia, Audible’s suspension...
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Your Monday Motivator: Creativist Club Special Launch Offer
What are you creating this week? For me, the Creativist Club is still taking lots of attention, as our first members find their way around. If you’d like to...
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Create Date: New World Order Blockchain Exhibition
This week’s Create Date was at Furtherfield Gallery, following my interest in Blockchain tech and what it might mean for authors. The blockchain is the technology that underpins digital...
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Creatives and Creativists: Build Your Own Self-Hosted WordPress Website In Under An Hour
Your website is how clients, customers, managers, agents, publishers, journalists, bloggers and podcasters find out about you and decide if you’re a fit for them It’s where you connect...
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Your Monday Motivator: The Creativist Club
What are you creating this week? I’ve been putting the finishing touches to the Creativist Club. We are still very much in beta but Sondra and I are there, welcoming...
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Log Your Create-Dates: A Creative Living Map
One of the core creative flow practices is the create-date. Strangely, given that it’s a most-fun-you-can-imagine expedition to do something that enchants or excites you, it’s a practice that most of...
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