What a washout July has been here in Northern Ireland. It has been pretty much raining everyday. My sunflower seedlings are struggling on, as am I! Even if we weren’t still in a (lax) lockdown, I would be home anyway as my job in a secondary school would have been closed for the summer holidays regardless. I haven’t had as much writing time as I normally would have, mainly because minding my child has taken priority. But I’m chipping away when I can at my next novel WIP!

I definitely can’t complain about all the time spent with my family, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. In the meantime, here is a trip down memory lane – all of my best creations in a row!

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Left to Right: Toebirds and Woodlice (wacky poetry, Self-published 2013); Zombie Reflux (satirical novella, Self-published 2014); Gods of Avalon Road (urban fantasy/historical fiction novel, Blossom Spring Publishing 2019); A Model Archaeologist (humorous poetry, Eyewear Publishing 2015); Metamorphosis of Woman (Experimental poetry, Self-published 2013); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Poetry about depression, Fowlpox Press 2017) and my literary-loving babe, born 2017!

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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