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My Next Novel, In The Hour: A Sneak Peek at the Earliest Most Invisible Stage of the Process.

I always have different projects at different stages of development. I’m currently at the earliest possible stage of the final part of my Irish trilogy, In The Hour. Here’s all I know so far and I’ll keep you posted as more unfolds. SETTING: Like the first two books in the trilogy (each of which can be read as a standalone novel) it is set in San Francisco, California and Wexford, Ireland. It is now 2010 and Jo Devereux is a single mother, living with her son Richard, the baby who was born at the end of Before The Fall. MORE…

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Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing

Creative Publishing: Digital Book Marketing for Orna Ross: New Cover Reveal

A weekly column by digital book marketer, Caoimhe O’Brien. This week we made some exciting progress when we received the final proofs for the new covers for The Irish Trilogy. Orna is delighted with the new covers and we both think they are a significant upgrade on the old versions. The old covers felt slightly outdated and they didn’t reflect the strong storylines in The Irish Trilogy. So, a few weeks ago, Orna and I made the call to have them redesigned. Having looked at other covers on the market in the historical fiction genre we decided on some key…

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Wander to Wonder

‘“Wandering” may sound aimless, a flotsam and jetsam drift, but it is as purposeful in its way as the migration of monarchs (butterflies) each fall. ‘Like their aerobatic, drifting flight, it only looks aimless taken a step at a time… I may not see the pattern if I only Read More

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