Leanne Dyck




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Within the last five years, Leanne Dyck has been published in Island Writer, Kaleidoscope, Canadian Stories, Icelandic Connection and Island Gals magazines.Follow Leanne's author journey by visiting her blog

Leanne Dyck has been published in the following


Craftlink (2003)

Knit Together (2003, 2007)

A Needle Pulling Thread (2008)

Island Writer (winter, 2009, summer, 2010)

Kaleidoscope (winter/spring 2011)

Canadian Stories (December, 2012)

Icelandic Connection (Volume 65, No. 3 (2013) )

Island Gals (Volume 3, Issue 2 (2013) )


Flavours of Vancouver:  Dishes from Around the World (2005)

Knitting Notes:  A Journal of Knitting Memories (2006)

Newspapers/Trade Magazines:

Manitoba Child Care Association (1992)

The Islands Independent (2008, 2009)

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Leanne is actively building her author platform.

Leanne's self-named blog ( Leanne Dyck's blog url: ) has over 225,000 page views (since October 10, 2010). Leanne is in over 2,200 Google Plus circles, has over 1,130 Twitter followers (@lustfulgraces) and over 380 Facebook friends.


Take Note

(First published in Island Writer Literary Journal)

He found the note on the breakfast table. There it was beside his scrambled eggs and toast. He picked it up and read it out slowly. It was Saturday – he had the time.

Piss off! You heard me. Leave. I don’t want you around. I don’t have anything for you – no money, no booze, no nothin’. Isn’t it bad enough that I’m trapped in this tin piss can without you tormenting me? I don’t need you. I don’t need anyone. I’m just fine on my own, thank you very much. I don’t need your help. I don’t need your pity. If you stay, one of the two of us is going to get hurt and I can guarantee it won’t be me. So get the hell out of my house! Why are you still here? Are you deaf, dumb and stupid!


He smiled. Smiled – at such a note? Was he insane?

Maybe. He did, after all, love a writer. That required some degree of insanity.

Yes, he smiled. He smiled because he knew her writer’s block was over. Thor had found his hammer. The angels had found their harps. And his wife had found her muse. All was right with the world; she was back at work.

As if dancing on sunbeams, she floated into the kitchen. “Did you read it?”

What did he say? What could he say? “Um... yes. Yes, I did.”

“Well, what do you think?”

“It’s rather...ah...strong.”

“I know." Her entire face shone like the sun. "I’m not sure where it fits yet. But that doesn't matter. I've started. That's the hardest part. Starting." She joined him at the table, her hand smoothing the paper. "Sometimes it’s like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Only you don’t have to find all the corner pieces first. You just have to find a piece.”

Yes, he had to admit, it did help to be a little insane.


Work In Progress


A Long Way From Her


(approximately 65,000 words)

The year is 1983. Despite her difficulties with learning, nineteen-year-old Lyndi Wimpel has graduated from high school. It's time for her to leave home but her mom doesn't want her to go and Lyndi doesn't think she can. But when her dad demands that she get a job, Lyndi joins a youth group. Her parents' advice her against going but Lyndi sets out on her adventure. The places she visits, the people she meets and the experiences she has shape and transforms her. And Lyndi learns that she's capable of more than she--or her parents--ever dreamed.

Based on a true story.


Her, She, I

(a collection of 20 short stories)

A collection of women's fiction with an air of mystery.

A Writer's life

(a collection of 23 short stories)

These stories are arranged in chronological order to depict the building of a career in writing.


Something Special for Pearl

(children's picture book)

(1,030 words)

Pearl visits her grandma.




Leanne Dyck's blog

This blog was created on October 10, 2010 and is growing bigger daily (over 225,000 page views).

Please help me nurture it.

New posts are published at 9 am PST(usually).

I blog twice a week.

Each day has a theme...

My Author Journey Monday : follow my journey to establish my career.

Guest Post Friday: meet interesting people in the publishing industry.

Monday (September 15)

Writers, what's your acceptance rate?

Friday (September 19)

Guest Post: Author Anne LIpton


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