Secret Rose

20 August 2015 update:
The full story of how this wonderful project was put together can now be found on Futurebook thanks to the wonderful Porter Anderson.


It was only recently that I said how wonderful it was to receive mail… and look what the postman brought this morning.

I was really bummed not to have been able to travel to Sligo for the launch of Orna’s Secret Rose book project on 3rd August, thinking that it’ll be a few more weeks before I’ll be able to see the actual book and feel it in my hands.


What a surprise it was when this beautiful parcel arrived this morning, beautifully presented, with a lovely message inscribed within. I had helped Orna on various bits of the production process – during the crowdfunder, creating mock designs, sourcing printers – and am really proud of what Orna created. It is a piece of art that carries so much passion and meaning.


The book is a replica of WB Yeats’s The Secret Rose 1st edition, dark-blue cloth bounded with gold foiling. Its contents… is a conversation between two brilliant Irish authors, who did not allow time – a century – to get in their way. A gorgeous way of celebrating WB Yeats’s anniversary #Yeats2015.


There are only 500 copies of this beautiful limited edition book available, each one signed by Orna. If you love books, stories, art, or just want to have a beautiful addition to your bookshelf that will be forever treasured, go to Orna’s website and order one directly before they’re all taken up.

There is also more information about Secret Rose and the stories within it at

Thank you Orna, for letting me be a part of this amazing project. x