Blessed Solstice, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Joyful Kwanzaa, fun-filled Festivus, Smashing Saturnalia…Seasons Greetings, whatever your season may be! For us, it has been a much needed time of rest after a rough flu season and a hectic house move to a much nicer house in a much better area! As you can see from my lack of posts since Halloween, things have been busy around here. I’ll admit it is getting harder to manage running Bindweed Magazine completely independently (Joseph Robert and I manage it entirely under our own steam as a labour of love) while submitting our own work to publishers, managing this literary/promotional blog and looking after a lively little one. This is where I could do with an extra set of hands to write and an extra brain to focus on literary pursuits aside from day to day life!


Hopefully 2019 will bring more time for regular blog updates. Scratch that – hopefully I can make time for regular blog updates. Joseph and I have wound down our submissions of poetry and short fiction to magazines to conserve our energy for pursuing our novel publications along the traditional route; we’ll keep you updated if there is any good news. In the meantime, Happy New Year and here’s hoping 2019 is a good one!

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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