I guess it’s been a good sign that I’ve been so busy writing my novel work in progress and keeping the promo going for Gods of Avalon Road that I’ve forgotten to do a blog post for a while. Anyway, here’s a behind the scenes of what I’ve been up to with spreading the word about my debut novel.


I’ve sent a couple of copies out for review by post, so that could take a while. Sending books snail mail is always a bit nerve-wracking as you never know whether they’ll safely reach their destination or not, but if you send by recorded mail, that will only irk a busy recipient. I was happy to find out that the copies of my book in stock at the local Waterstones had sold out; always news to make an author happy! I’m also waiting to hear back from various outlets too regarding a promotional spotlight – more on that as it happens. As much as I’d love instant replies, much like sending unsolicited manuscripts on submission to publishers in the first place, I’m finding ongoing promotion for a novel is a journey that requires much patience!

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: https://mailchi.mp/75c5a1ad6956/leilanie-stewart-author-info

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