Hardcover author copies of The Buddha’s Bone have arrived
Guess what arrived in the post yesterday? The author copies of my soon to be published novel, The Buddha’s Bone. This is the deluxe hardcover version and (even if I say so myself) they’re really gorgeous! I can’t believe my second novel is going to be released in another week.
I can’t really describe the excitement at holding your own book. It’s a feeling that will never get old. More so because I knew that with this book, I had designed everything myself, from the dust jacket to the colour of the digital cloth hardcover itself.
My little helper here couldn’t quite believe it either and asked me, “Why is your picture inside the book?” I think that was enough to convince a young enquiring mind that Mummy is an author!
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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