Leanne Dyck



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'Your writing is immersive and inspirational.'

Editorial Department

Doubleday Canada

'You have an excellent way with words.'

Liz Kemp, Editor

Orca Book Publishers









               (Photo by Terrill Welch)



Leanne Dyck has a supportive on-line community of over 14,000 members and her blog has recieved over 305,000 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/



The most popular short story published on my blog in 2017:  Star by Leanne Dyck

(inspired by my experiences as a dyslexic student in Elementary School)


I slip the yellow pencil between my thumb and index finger and coil my hand into a tight fist.

"Print your name in the right-hand corner," the teacher says.

My right hand is...? No, this one.

I push the tip of the pencil into the paper, carve an 'L", then a 'Y', then an 'N' and then I run out of room. I turn the paper sideways and add an 'I' and a 'D'.

That's wrong.

I set the pencil on the desk and pick up the eraser. I press down hard and swing my arm back and forth, back and forth. The marks are still there. I flip the paper over. This time I make the letters smaller but my name still doesn't fit. The eraser bites a hole in the paper.

"Now draw a line connecting the dots," the teacher says.

What dots?

My best friend--Little Miss Pretty Face--connects dot after dot and draws a star. I look down at my paper--the gray smudges, the hole.


"Please bring your papers to my desk," the teacher says.

No! I can't show My Teacher this. My stomach becomes a solid rock.

My friend looks from her work to mine. "I'll take our papers to the teacher." She covers my mistake with her star.


To read more of Leanne's writing, please visit:  http://authorleannedyck.blogspot.ca


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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.

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