Good and bad news this week. Bad first: I have spent my half term week off with three sequential illnesses. I had norovirus on Valentine’s Day night after tidying up behind a student who had vomited in class at the secondary school where I work on the last day of term. Just as I recovered from a bout of the vomiting bug myself, I developed strep throat. I had barely begun to convalesce from this when I was unlucky enough to catch conjunctivitis from my toddler after cleaning his eye myself. But hey, bad luck comes in threes, right? So, hopefully I’ll be on the mend soon. 

Gods of Avalon Road library display

Gods of Avalon Road among a library display for mature reads

News to cheer me up came at the perfect time: my novel Gods of Avalon Road is in the process of being acquired for loan by Libraries Northern Ireland. This is such great news; it’s always lovely to find oneself placed among the stock in a library. Hopefully this will bring my book to a wider range of readers, always the ultimate goal for any writer.


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:

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