Let December not be a time for wallowing in what a bad year it has been, but in celebrating how toughness and perseverance can see you through even the darkest adversity. There are always pick-me-ups aside from alcohol!
This lovely stranger opened my mail by mistake and read it too – the pages were dog-eared. But the message of support at a time when all my fair-weather friends have fallen away was a much needed injection of happiness. The power of words is a beautiful thing 🌻
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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Always embrace your purpose…and your gift Leilanie. Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and all the very best throughout the new year ahead.