Joseph Robert and I are celebrating summer with a joint publication in Mudjob Magazine. Apart from our own reversible chapbook, Realms of Man/ Metamorphosis of Woman, this is the first showcase of our work together. The editor of Mudjob, Michael, had the great idea for a double feature as he found the writing couple idea of interest. As I said in my last post, writing is a solitary process, but there’s no reason why the publishing and promotion side of the craft should be!

Optimistic - enjoying the summer

Optimistic – enjoying the summer

Summer… does that mean we are living on the wrong side of the solstice, or the right side? The wrong side means you are focussing on the days getting shorter. The right side means you are enjoying the warmer days, living for the moment. In Britain, isn’t it better for us to think about the evenings staying light until 9PM, rather than wondering if tomorrow it will get darker that little bit earlier? Are you dwelling on yesterday being officially the hottest day in England so far, or are you thinking that the days will all be cooler from now on? For all you pessimists out there, my advice is to take it one day at a time. Leilanie Stewart’s day is June 28. Joseph Robert’s is June 29.

Pessimistic - counting down the days to winter

Pessimistic – counting down the days to winter

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:

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