Orna Ross worked for 20 years in media and publishing, and published fiction and non-fiction with small presses and corporate houses before striking out into self-publishing in 2011.
The experience of publishing her own work, which she describes as “radically empowering”, led her to form The Alliance of Independent Authors, a non-profit professional association for self-publishing writers in 2012. This led to her being named “One of the 100 Most Influential People in Publishing” by The Bookseller magazine.
Orna writes and publishes novels, poems and the Go Creative! books, a series of nonfiction titles that teach the application of creative principles and processes to life. Her most recent book is a workbook, How To Create Anything.
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