Leanne Dyck is a women’s fiction author whose writing has appeared in the literary journals Island Writer, Kaleidoscope and Canadian Stories. Before 2009 Leanne self-published paperbacks, ebooks and an audio book. In 2011 Decadent Publishing released Leanne’s knitting-themed thriller The Sweater Curse as an eBook Among her many writing projects, Leanne is currently working to transform The Sweater Curse from a novella to a novel.
Leanne is a member of the Crime Writers of Canada, the Federation of BC Writers and a member of a writing group on Mayne Island.
Leanne is active on Twitter, Google + and Facebook.
While in elementary school the Eriksdale School newspaper published one of my poems and the Interlake Spectator published one of my short stories. I graduated from high school with an award in Language Arts. I completed an eighteen-month diploma course offered through the University of Winnipeg. Among the courses I studied at this time was one on children’s literature. In the early 90s the Child Care Workers of Manitoba trade newsletter published an article I penned. In the late 90s I enrolled in Open Learning’s social worker degree program. (Open Learning offered Simon Fraser, University of British Columbia and University of Victoria courses.) Among the courses I studied at this time was one on Native American literature. In the late 90s I self-published two children’s activity books. In the 2000s I self-published two chapbooks (06-07), an audiobook (06), a learn-to-knit pattern book (07) and a cozy mystery (09). In 2005 I contributed to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cookbook Flavours of Vancouver: Dishes From Around the World. In 2006 I contributed to Judy Brown’s Knitting Notes: A Journal of Knitting Memories. From 2003 to 2009 I contributed to the now defunct Knit Together: the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters. In 2008 I contributed to A Needle Pulling Thread craft magazine. 2009 and 2010 I contributed to Island Writer Magazine: the literary journal of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In 2011 I contributed to Kaleidoscope: exploring the experience of disability through literature and the fine arts. In 2011 Decadent Publishing released my knitting-themed thriller The Sweater Curse as an ebook. In 2012 I contributed to the literary journal Canadian Stories.