Historical research for Belfast Ghosts series book 3
Research for the third novel in my Belfast Ghosts series. I’m up to 33,000 words or so of draft 1, but it’s involving more historical homework than I had envisaged. Not that such a task puts me off, of course. Although this is a horror novel, I want the historical aspects to ring true. I personally dislike it when I’m reading a book and important details from a different era are glossed over.
Haven’t heard of my Belfast Ghosts series? Well, here’s a rundown:
Book 1: The Blue Man (A haunted friendship across the decades) Book 2: Coming in November 2022. Stay tuned! Book 3: Scheduled for release in mid-2023, if all goes to plan.
It’s always nice when you find a quiet corner in a coffee shop where you can do some writing, editing or research. Sometimes the background noise helps me to focus. Or maybe it’s the caffeine.
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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