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 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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