Browsing in Waterstones Belfast – and there’s my book!

Books, books, books! Any writer who wants to be good at their craft should read widely from a range of contemporary books and classics. The post Christmas sales are a good time to go shopping generally, but for book lovers such as me, I can always make time to browse bookstores. Online book shopping has its perks for picking up obscure or out of print titles, though for mass paperback copies, I prefer to support local bookstores.

In good company: my novel, Gods of Avalon Road, alongside Lord of the Rings in Sci-fi and Fantasy

As a writer, browsing has an added bonus: it’s a wonderful, indescribable feeling to see your own novel on the shelves of a bookstore – even better when you realise a customer just bought a copy. That happened to me on a recent trip to Waterstones, while shopping for Christmas presents. I must say, it absolutely made my day!

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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