Now that my supernatural horror manuscript (novel WIP#4) is complete and off to the printer for my editor to check, I have begun research for my next two novels. Did I mention that novel WIP#4, 5 and 6 are all part of a supernatural series set in Northern Ireland? Well, now you know!

Pictured above is the product of an afternoon spent doing research in the library. I have a lot of homework to do for background on the forthcoming two books in the series. If you read the titles, you might have an idea of some time periods that will be appearing in these books. It has been a long time since I studied John De Courcy and Edward the Bruce’s conquest of Ireland. But it has also been 9 years since I have done any historical research for a book – the last time being my research on Roman Britain back in 2013 for Gods of Avalon Road – and so I am excited for my new projects.

I haven’t decided the order in which I’m going to write these books. I might begin both simultaneously and see which grabs me the most. For now, I’m getting stuck into my reading homework and planning my chapter outlines in the notebook pictured above.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress. Novel WIP#4 will be released in October this year. If all goes to plan, novel WIP#5 should be ready for publication in 2023 and #6 in 2024. One thing for sure is that, no matter what, it’ll be a literary adventure.

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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