(All my books and spring is coming!)

Since it’s World Book Day, it’s time for a bit of a book tour of my back catalogue. I’m a fiction writer and a poet, so here’s a rundown of my books published over the years. Let’s go back in time starting with the recent-most book.

The Buddha’s Bone (2021)

My second novel, The Buddha’s Bone, is psychological literary fiction.

Kimberly Thatcher was a Londoner who set off to teach English in Japan on a one year contract. After escaping her abusive boyfriend back in London, she soon found herself pursued by a colleague – with even more sinister intentions than her ex. Kimberly would soon learn the darker nature of her relationships, forcing her on a soul-searching journey through darkness to find the light. What happened when you looked into the abyss?

The Redundancy of Tautology (2021)

My third poetry collection from Cyberwit Publishing, The Redundancy of Tautology, comprises 80 acerbic poems exploring the existential horror of eternal recurrence through everyday objects, situations and places.

Or if you like, the endless occurrence of day-to-day things, happenings and locations.

Gods of Avalon Road (2019)

My debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road, from Blossom Spring Publishing is urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Friends Kerry and Gavin move to London to work for mysterious and enigmatic Oliver Doncaster. Their devious new boss lures them into a pagan ceremony on Mayday that summons ancient Celtic gods into 21st century Britain. Action, adventure and paranormal romance ensue.

Chemotherapy for the Soul (2017)

My second poetry collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, from Fowlpox Press includes 27 poems fully illustrated in colour by Paris Pâté. This collection shines the spotlight on mental health and depression with a focus on family dysfunction and relationship breakdown.

A Model Archaeologist (2015)

My debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, Eyewear Publishing is a collection of 25 poems exploring the juxtaposition of working two opposite jobs: by day, a professional Field Archaeologist and by night a photographic and promotions model. The poems explore the stereotypes of both professions.

(Author note: As of 16th August 2022, the full 80 poem version of A Model Archaeologist is available from Amazon USAmazon UK and Waterstones.)

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: https://mailchi.mp/75c5a1ad6956/leilanie-stewart-author-info

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