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

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

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“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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"An incredible literary debut that will have the reader absolutely enthralled."

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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: 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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Three Great Readings of WB Yeats Poems
Below are three of my favorite readings of Yeats’s poetry. The first is from Bob Geldof’s flawed but fabulous program for RTE TV, Fanatic Heart. Liam Neeson Reads “Easter...
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Haiku of the Week Features: Grounded
Plane grounded / we stay seated. On all sides / fields of fog 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: Welcome Home
Waves churn, sun / shines and the gulls are screaming. / Welcome home. 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: Seagulls
From their rocks / seagulls watch nightfall stir in / the water Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s...
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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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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Apr 18 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway asks you to stop and remember why. Dan also talks about the Association of American Publishers’ latest figures with...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Apr 11 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway welcomes the warmer, sunnier days. Dan also talks about the change BEA have made to this years...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Apr 04 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway asks an interesting question. Dan also talks about the launch of the 2018 Sunday Times Peters Fraser Dunlop...
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Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 28 2017
This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about being in the heart of literary festival season. Dan also brings more indie success stories, the new...
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The Key Question For Artists And Creatives
Are you creating mostly for you or mostly for others? At ALLi, all the advice in our guidebooks, online conferences and other education assumes that the writer reading them wants...
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Your Monday Motivator: Setting Your Core Intention
The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mail is “Setting Your Core Intention” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of...
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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 19: Setting Your Core Intention
This week’s Go Creative! Show sees the last of this series about the pre-intention phase of the creative process. setting a creative intention Sondra has been talking us through her...
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What Are Your Limiting Beliefs Creating? Know Your abcdeFs
TRY THIS: Map Your abcdeFs Download The Attitudes Map here Sit in stillness and quiet, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and...
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Your Monday Motivator: What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits
The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “What To Do When Creative Challenge Hits” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists....
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