It doesn’t matter what the season – spring, summer, autumn, winter – I write. I find that in winter when I’m in hibernation mode, it actually helps me to be productive. I have less excuse not to be writing! When it’s horrible and cold outside, there’s nothing better than sitting snuggly with my laptop on my knee, typing away. Summer is definitely harder – I’ll be tempted to go sightseeing (since London is always full of things to do!) or go to the park. Churning out a bunch of poems/ a few short stories/ or even better, getting a draft of a manuscript done gets me through the long dark nights in autumn and winter – and of course, making a snowman. I’m proud of this one I made – he’s full of winter charisma!

My snowman jazzing up the winter days!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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