With six weeks left until publication day for my literary fiction book and second novel, The Buddha’s Bone, I’ve been busy sending ARC copies to book reviewers, book bloggers and readers who have expressed interest after reading the blurb. I’m delighted to say that this week I’ve had my first positive reviews posted on Goodreads.
As any reader knows, sending out your book is a nerve-wracking experience – more so if it is still on pre-order and not yet published. I’m relieved that there has been a fair amount of interest in my novel so far, and that it has been well received to date. I hope of course that continues to be the case as launch day draws ever closer!
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.
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