Irish novelist and poet Orna Ross began self-publishing in 2011 and immediately saw for herself the powerful potential of direct digital publishing for authors. Wanting to share the good news, and collaborate with other independent authors, she launched the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) at The London Book Fair in 2012.
She has since established herself as a bestselling and award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. When not imagining family murder mysteries in centuries past, or penning inspirational poems, she enjoys yoga and meditation, jogging and wall-tennis, and hanging out with friends and her (surprisingly unhomicidal) family.
You’ll find Orna on Twitter and Facebook (@ornaross) most days, talking about books and creative business. And she posts her poetry first on Instagram.
“What I love most about ALLi is the daily collaboration with our engaged, talented, and forward-thinking members, who work so well together to build each other’s confidence and skills. Together we are transforming not just how publishing is done, but how our societies read and write, and whose voice gets heard.”