Many thanks to Roisin Gorman at Sunday World for this amazing interview about my Belfast Ghosts Series books 1 and 2, The Blue Man and The Fairy Lights and my plans for future horror books.

This amazing article came out on Sunday 27 November when I was ill with covid. Unfortunately I was housebound that day and unable to go to the local shop to buy a copy, so I’m especially grateful to Roisin for sending an electronic version.

I’m currently working on book 3 in the series, and I’m now over the 40,000 word milestone-marker of what constitutes a novel. This means I’m just over halfway. If all goes to plan, I’m hoping to crack on and have the draft done before summer, so that my editor and proofreader can go through it. My aim is for this third and final installment of the Belfast Ghosts series to be published by October 2023.

Wish me luck!

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:

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  1. Awesome stuff, and that’s cool that you’re past the 40k mark too! Always love reading about a fellow writer who’s grinding it out. The inspiration rubs off on me. Thanks for that!

    • Hi Stuart, thanks for the support! I always love hitting the 40k ‘I’m out of novella’ territory, it gives me a boost of motivation. Hope your writing is going well too! ☺️

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