Author Bio

Leanne Dyck's website


Leanne Dyck is a women’s fiction author. Within the last five years, Leanne has been published in Island Writer, Kaleidoscope, Canadian Stories, Icelandic Connection and Island Gals

Leanne is a member of a writing group on Mayne Island.

Leanne is active on Twitter, Google + and Facebook.


While Leanne Dyck was in elementary school the Eriksdale School newspaper published one of her poems and the Interlake Spectator, a community newspaper, published one of her short stories. Leanne graduated from High School with an award in Language Arts. She completed an eighteen-month diploma course offered through the University of Winnipeg. Among the courses she studied, at this time, was children’s literature. In the early 90's, the Child Care Workers of Manitoba's trade newsletter published one of her articles. In the late 90's, Leanne enrolled in Open Learning’s Social Worker degree program. (Open Learning offered Simon Fraser, University of British Columbia and University of Victoria correspondence courses.) At this time, she completed a Native American literature course. In the late 90's, she self-published two children’s activity books. In the 2000's, she self-published two chapbooks (06-07), an audiobook (06), a learn-to-knit pattern book (07) and a cozy mystery (09). In 2005, Leanne contributed to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cookbook Flavours of Vancouver:  Dishes From Around the World and created her first blog (Designer's Note). In 2006, Leanne contributed to Judy Brown’s Knitting Notes:  A Journal of Knitting Memories. From 2003 to 2009, Leanne contributed to the Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters. In 2008, Leanne was published in A Needle Pulling Thread craft magazine. In 2009 and 2010, Leanne was published in Island Writer Magazine:  the literary journal of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Leanne's current blog, Leanne Dyck's blog, was created in 2010. In 2011, Leanne was published in Kaleidoscope:  exploring the experience of disability through literature and the fine arts. In 2011, Decadent Publishing released her knitting-themed thriller The Sweater Curse as an ebook. In 2012, Leanne was published in the literary journal Canadian Stories. In 2013, Leanne was published in Icelandic Connection and Island Gals.