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This time last week, I was still in a tizzy trying to wrap my head round my first manuscript acceptance. Yesterday I signed my debut novel contract after spending 3 days reading through it. Now that I have officially been welcomed as an author with my publishing house, it’s starting to feel more real.

When I was a 20 year old university student in the midst of writing a children’s fantasy novel (which has now been trunked), my dream was to have a novel out with a publisher by the time I reached 40. I am delighted that this goal has become a reality, a few years short of that mark, no less.

Tonight, and this weekend, I’m celebrating along with my writer hubby and our literary baby (who actually piles his dinosaur board books onto our laps for us to read to him). I will be posting more about my debut novel as it progresses.

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. 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 ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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