The Blue Man novel excerpt reading from proof copy
It’s official! My not-for-resale copy (proof copy) of my forthcoming third novel, The Blue Man, came last week. Listen as I read from the back cover and prologue.
The Blue Man is a literary horror/ psychological horror. It started out as a short literary story that I wrote back in June 2020, which was published in Scarlet Leaf Review in May 2021. I began expanding it as I had more ideas to develop the story further and finished the final novel draft on 3rd December 2021. After another round of edits, a more polished final draft was ready on 18th March for my proofreader.
If you like Irish ghost stories, and tales of haunted friendships, stay tuned as I’ll be posting more teasers over the next few weeks.
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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