I’m a writer and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I’m the author of four novels: award-winning ghost fiction book, The Blue Man (2022); The Fairy Lights (ghost fiction, 2022); The Buddha’s Bone (psychological literary fiction, 2021) and Gods of Avalon Road (occult fiction, 2019). I also have two currently published poetry collections: A Model Archaeologist (2022) and The Redundancy of Tautology (2021). My most recently published book is my short story collection, Diabolical Dreamscapes (metaphysical fiction, 2023).


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In addition to writing and promoting my own work, I run Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal, with my writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.


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At a glance:

News article in Belfast Telegraph

News article in Belfast Live

Chill with a Book Win – Book of the Month

Chill with a Book Win – Premier Readers’ Award

My books on Amazon (USA) and Amazon (UK)

My books on Waterstones (UK)

My books available for borrowing at Libraries NI

My author profile on Bookbub

My author interview on Awesome Gang

My author picnic on Jaffa Reads Too


Award wins:


Chill with a Book Winner – Premier Readers’ Award, February 2023

Chill with a Book Joint Winner – Book of the Month


In the news:


Belfast Telegraph (Saturday 20 May, 2023)


Sunday World (Sunday 27 November, 2022)


Belfast Live (Saturday 17 September, 2022)


Writing influences:

I began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in my writing. 

My former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired my writing and I have incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both my fiction and poetry.


Info about Bindweed Magazine:


Aside from literary pursuits…

Some of my blog posts focus on health-related topics. Back in 2020, I lost 3 stone/42 lbs/18 kgs by doing the keto diet. I also discuss my sugar addiction and disordered eating in other posts, that may be interesting or informative to some readers who don’t necessarily follow my writing.

16 responses »

  1. I just started reading some of your poetry. And they are beautiful. Keep on inspiring. 🙂

  2. roomservicer says:

    Hi Leilanie
    I enjoy reading your work.

  3. thartac says:

    Lovely to meet You .You re Yes with the Verb.

  4. Hi! Leilanie.

    I impressed for you story, and what you learned while in Japan.

  5. Thanks for being a friend of mine !, happy to meet you as an archaeologist and a poet of yet unequaled grace, really quite inspiring too , and we may interact by realm of poetics, happy to go through your stunning blog site..
    wish you all the best
    with kindest regards
    Dr.subhendu kar.

  6. Dear Leilanie, if you at all like i may give you my different poetry sites ….

  7. Thanks for inspiring message ! yet good to connect with you too!

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