Finally, after a decade of writing, submitting, discarding, archiving, drafting, redrafting, rewriting and tireless editing, it felt good to have a book proposal in the post yesterday! I didn’t used to be such a perfectionist… I was a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-one year old university student when I submitted my children’s fantasy novel to publishers, and now ten years later, I’m a completely different writer altogether, with my adult literary novel out in the world. Whatever happens now, happens. It’s out of my hands! In the meantime, I’m celebrating having a book that escaped me at last!

Empty – it’s out of my hands!

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry. In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: