Sometimes in life, a writer and poet must struggle with the work-life balance, which can often get knocked askew by things in the real world. In the cold, harsh dawn of reality, the other side of Leilanie Stewart author is fighting a battle that will be going to court in mid-January next year. I have now metamorphosed from writer into litigant in person! Alas, a starving artist must be her own solicitor since there is no such thing as legal aid and court fees are so high in the UK!

A big hairy mess...fighting the legal fight

A big hairy mess…fighting the legal fight

But some things are worth the fight, for if we do not fight for our rights, we lose them.

My poetry and fiction may be on a temporary hiatus as I practise writing non-fiction in the form of legal documents, but I will be back with renewed passion once this 5-month-and-counting-nightmare is over. Keep you posted ✌

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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