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 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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