Aren’t these gorgeous? Okay, some context. I’ve been so busy with all the hype around my ghost horror novel, The Blue Man, that the release of my full 80 poem collection, A Model Archaeologist, has been sidelined. But not now! Look at these lovely casebound hardcovers that came in the post last week – one for me and one for legal deposit at the British Library. I’m thrilled.

A Model Archaeologist was first released by Eyewear Publishing in 2015 as a 25 poem pamphlet (20 of those on the theme, 5 non-themed for range). I got the rights back after 5 years, so here is the full 80 poem themed collection as I had originally intended it. Hardcover £9.99 and Kindle eBook £1.99…or free on Kindle Unlimited.

Here’s the blurb:

Archaeologist by day, glamour model by night.

These 80 poems playfully explore the uncertainties of an archaeology graduate entering the workforce in an uncertain economic climate. A Model Archaeologist comprises a series of lyrical anecdotes using poetic license to turn lemons into lemonade. The collection can at times be deceptively simple, show subtle humour and have a self-deprecating edge of satire, reflecting the naiveté of youth.

A Model Archaeologist has been released to a flying start: it has reached #6 on Amazon’s Top 100 Hot New Releases for British and Irish poetry!

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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