Leilanie Stewart is a writer and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Her former career as an Archaeologist has inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of it into her work ever since; her debut poetry pamphlet in 2015, A Model Archaeologist, from Eyewear Publishing, reflected on her undergraduate archaeology days and her novella, Til Death do us Boneapart, published in the Summer 2017 issue of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, which dealt with the themes of Egyptian archaeology and mythology. Leilanie’s debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road, was inspired by a love of Celtic mythology and a fascination by life in Iron Age Britain.
Leilanie began writing for publication when she worked as an English teacher in Japan in 2003. When she returned to the UK in 2007, she started publishing her poems and short stories in magazines in the UK and worldwide. She also ran creative writing workshops for young people at secondary schools across London.
In addition to writing and promoting her own poetry and fiction, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a journal of poetry and prose, with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their rambunctious toddler, a voracious reader of dinosaur board books!