I’m a writer and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. I’m the author of three novels: The Blue Man (2022); The Buddha’s Bone (2021) and Gods of Avalon Road (2019). I have also published five poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (2017); A Model Archaeologist (2015); Metamorphosis of Woman (2013); Toebirds and Woodlice (2013).

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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Common themes in my writing:

As a writer who publishes poetry, short stories, novellas and novels, readers sometimes say, “Your books are all so different!” As a multi-genre author, I think it’s helpful for new readers to know this: what is the common thread in all of my writing?

The answer is simple: my writing confronts the nature of self.

My fiction starts with main characters who think they know themselves, go through a crisis of identity and by the end of the story, create a new sense of self. It doesn’t matter if the genre of the book is different: urban fantasy, as in my debut novel Gods of Avalon Road, or psychological literary fiction like my second novel The Buddha’s Bone – the theme is the same. You can read a more in depth look at this topic on my blog post here discussing different genres, common theme.

Similarly, my poetry explores issues of identity and the darker aspects of the psyche. My poetry collections The Redundancy of Tautology, Chemotherapy for the Soul and A Model Archaeologist all confront the nature of self.

At a glance:

My author interview on Awesome Gang

My latest novel The Blue Man

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

My books on Barnes and Noble (USA)

My books on Waterstones (UK)

            

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.

15 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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