This beautiful historic building, the Central Library in Belfast, is now home to my novels. They’ve just been added to the catalogue and were put out on the shelves today.

Having my books in Libraries NI is a major milestone for me. I was used to sending legal deposit copies to the British Library, Bodleian Library, National Library of Scotland, Cambridge University Library, Trinity College Dublin and the National Library of Wales, where they are made available in the reading rooms, but to have them accessible for loan by the general public in Northern Ireland is very exciting.

It’s also a lovely moment when you check into the online catalogue and find out one of your books has already been borrowed! ☺️

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her writing centres around protagonists who are on a journey of self-discovery and who explore their identity by overcoming adversity. 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 ezine, with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from literary pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of construction vehicle books. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: https://mailchi.mp/17e6ca162ff3/leilanie-stewart-author

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