Leanne Dyck



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Leanne Dyck has a supportive on-line community of over 12,000 members and her blog has recieved over 295,000 page views. Leanne is writing short story collections for adutls, a novel for young adults and picture books for children.

From 2006 to 2009, as an indie author, Leanne published a mystery (print and e-book) and a short story collection (audio book). Since 2011 , Leanne has been published in four magazines (Kaleidoscope, Canadian Stories, Icelandic Connection, Island Gals)and in four anthologies ( My Gustsy Story, From the Heart, Figures in the Mist, In the Moment ).


For Leanne's complete publishing history, visit her blog's 'publishing history' page http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca/



On A Small Island

The old geezers were gathered around their table. I paid for my coffee and muffin and headed over. They wanted to know what I was about. "I'm into history," I told them. 'History' I said because I didn't want to explain the whole thing about me being an author out harvesting stories. "That's how you get the favour of a place." I wanted local stories. But most of them were from elsewhere--Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, Winnipeg, Toronto... And too quickly the conversation flowed to gardening, sports, politics. Things I didn't give two hoots about. I was getting ready to leave when one of them--he was bold with a wiry, gray beard--piped up. Everyone shut up, immediately.

"I use to take my bike and head down to the ferry terminal." He had a thin, gravely voice. "I'd pedal lke mad--faster then the ticket agent could run. The ramp would be on its way up. My goal was to land on the deck and win a free ride to Vancouver. But I always ended up swimming to shore, carrying my bike--and, let me tell you, that was hard work. That's what I did on this island for fun when I was young."

Writing juices flowing, I said, "That's me." and hurried off.


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Leanne Dyck invites readers and writers to join her on her "Wild" author journey. She promises to keep you entertained, informed and inspired. One new post will be available every week. Leanne writes from Mayne Island, BC, Canada.

Leanne's blog was created on October 10, 2010 and is growing bigger daily (over 295,000 page views).

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