Novel excerpt from The Buddha’s Bone – twelve days until publication
Twelve days until release day for The Buddha’s Bone, so here’s another excerpt for you to peruse. With the Ebook, Paperback and Hardcover all available on pre-order, all there is left to do is countdown the days to publication. Woohoo!
The Buddha’s Bone is my second novel. I was inspired to write it after living in Japan for four years while working as an English teacher. Although the story and people are fictional, some of the places the characters visit are real. The main setting is beautiful Tottori, which is where I lived, though sees the protagonist Kimberly and her friends visit other locations on their travels in Nippon. With a time difference of eight hours between the UK and Japan and a thirteen hour direct flight, the jetlag is real too!
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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