Orna Ross
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Orna Ross is a London-Irish writer of novels and poems and the 'Go Creative! book series. Previously a journalist, and lecturer in Creative and Imaginative Practice at University College Dublin (WERRC), Orna has, since 2008, been a fulltime writer. Having enjoyed publication by Attic Press (nonfiction) and Penguin (fiction), she now mostly publishes her own work and she is founder and director of The Alliance of Independent Authors.

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Is Exploiting Authors to Be the New Publishing Model?

(2) Comments | Posted 4 December 2012 | (11:09)

Instead of selling underpriced books to readers, is the new publishing business model going to be selling  overpriced services to writers?

That's the question that needs to be asked as Simon & Schuster (S&S) links with Author Solutions (AS), which runs a number of the most exorbitant and problematic of...

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Open Letter to Enda Kenny Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) About Abortion Rights in Ireland

(16) Comments | Posted 23 November 2012 | (00:00)

Dear Taoiseach,

I write to you as a middle-aged Irishwoman who marched the streets of Dublin back in 1983 to protest the eighth amendment to the Irish constitution, and marched again and again throughout the eighties and nineties as that amendment's sorry consequences unfolded.

I write as a freethinker, who...

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