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 a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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