After one year and not quite one month of finishing my literary novel, I’ve had my first request for a full MS! With the current changing state of the publishing world and literary agents tightening their belts in regards to taking on new clients, not to mention the experimental nature of my debut making it a harder one to swallow, I was starting to think I’d have to wait for one of my other projects to kick off the ground first. Some good news has given me a fresh burst of excitement.
Course, as any other writer would agree, a writer writes and I’ve been busy working on my second literary novel, which is quite different (some might say more accessible) than my first finished work. For now though, I’m keeping my various projects under wraps – though I’m happy to share with the world my little celebration… a nice box of chocolate liqueurs shared between my fellow writer hubby and I. Since Joseph gave my novel the final critique it needed for that good old obsidian-shine, he deserves credit too – although, I did keep the final Irish-cream liqueur for myself! 🙂
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.
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Fantastic news Leilanie! Good luck and ill have one of those tasty chocolates too! Xxx
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