I’m always very excited to learn how readers perceive my stories, and this one in particular gets quite weird. The story starts as more of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and in the latter half of the book becomes more ‘Alice and Wonderland’. It’s good to know that readers who enjoy ghost horror aren’t disappointed when the plot becomes very strange and surreal. It’s not your usual yuletide ghost story, but I hope you enjoy it as a different kind of unsettling supernatural Christmas story.
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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