Media Kit

Press & Media friends: Are you writing a story about Orna Ross, her books, creative facilitation or her role in the self-publishing movement? You should find what you need below. If not, please email Sarah, Orna's publishing assistant:

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About Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an Irish novelist, poet, and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Enjoying book sales in 120+ countries worldwide, her work has won several awards and accolades, including The Bookseller Top 100 listing of the most influential people in publishing.

Latest Books

I write fiction, poetry and non-fiction creative guides for authors and creativists (those who apply creative tools and techniques to life). Below are my most recent and upcoming books:


  • Most Recent: Her Secret Rose (Yeats-Gonne series 3) I wrote this book as a standalone back in 2015. It has now morphed into a seven-book series! As soon as I release A Life Before and The Holy Tree (see below), Her Secret Rose will slot into being Book 3 in the series. (Indie authors can do such things!)
  • Upcoming: A Life Before:




International Bestseller

Orna Ross's books have sold throughout the world in English.

Sales map from Kobo Writing Life, showing English language book sales from all over the world, including Bolivia, Mauritius and Papua New Guinea

Recent Accolades

  • Gold Literary Titan Winner, 2022
    Firebird Award-Winning Poet, 2021
    Literary Titan Silver Award Winner, 2021

Downloads & Links

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Author Interviews and Q&A

Link to Orna Ross Author Q&A

Praise for Orna Ross Fiction

“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.”Sunday Independent

“Ransacks the best scholarly sources and ingeniously knits a complex tale of betrayal, revenge, suspense, love — and surprise.” – Irish Independent

“A hauntingly captivating read.”Sunday Independent 

“An incredible literary debut that will have the reader absolutely enthralled.”Bibliofemme Book Club 

Praise for Orna Ross Poetry:

“Takes readers’ breath in the first stanza and keeps them captivated to the last line… the rhythm and cadence are truly beautiful.—Literary Titan Awards

“Breathtakingly powerful phrases pepper the pages, little puffs of magic whose brilliance takes you by surprise.”—Author and Reviewer, Debbie Young

“Poetic lines that sing, dance and tell a story of hope and wonderment.”—Mala Naidoo, Goodreads Reviewer

“Spot-on brilliant.”—Bob Jackson, Goodreads Reviewer

About The Alliance of Independent Authors

In 2012, Orna Ross founded the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), a global non-profit association with a mission of ethics and excellence in self-publishing. ALLi runs several advocacy projects and campaigns, a huge and highly engaged author community, and a Self-Publishing Advice Center.

Orna Ross: Contact Details

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