This year I have set myself a Goodreads challenge of 20 books for 2023; so far I have read 4. My Leilanie Stewart Author Goodreads page is mainly to review books by big publishers that I either use for writing inspiration within my genres, writing research, or are simply books on my tbr pile either from my bookshelves at home, library borrows, or gifts from friends.

In addition, I have set a Goodreads challenge of 50 books on my Indie reader account, which I keep anonymous as it is separate from my author Goodreads page. This is to allow me to support self-published and small-press authors, while also remaining honest with my reviews. I also post these reviews on Amazon. Some of the reviews I write on this account are from authors who have contacted my anonymous page with ARC requests.

With 4 of 20 books on my Leilanie Stewart Author page and 12 of 50 on my Indie reader page, a total of 16 by March is not too shabby, especially since I’m also reading submissions for Midsummer Madness 2013: Bindweed Anthology and working on my own writing projects.

Come to think of it, how do I have enough hours in the day for all this? Well, maybe coffee and insomnia have a big part to play, if I’m honest!

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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