Today I posted a hardcover copy of my recently published novel, The Buddha’s Bone, to the British Library. There’s a process called legal deposit and – fascinating fact – it has been part of English law since 1662. Publishers have to send one copy of every new book to the British Library within a month of publication. You can read more about legal deposit here.

For me, this process is simply one more way of making my publication feel ‘real’, especially since, because of the current covid restrictions, I haven’t been able to organise an official book signing event at a local bookstore. I had previously done a book launch event at Waterstones in Belfast with my debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road, right before the pandemic struck and we went into lockdown. How lucky I had been with my first novel back in 2019 that I had been able to have a celebration with all the works! But now, in the covid era, the bulk of my promotion is online. It’s quite a different world out there, both for literary endeavours and life in general.

So, on that note, please feel free to check out my latest book! It’s available in Ebook, Paperback and Hardcover from all of the major online retailers – you can find all the links here. If you read it and like the book, please do leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. It would make an Indie author very happy!

About Leilanie Stewart

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. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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