On this blog, author Leanne (Willetts) Dyck reviews books, shares her short stories, offers online author readings, and comments on her author journey. Leanne writes for adults and children. Her long-term goal (five years) is to be published by a large, established publishing house. Her short goal (one year) is to earn one million page views for this blog. Please help nurture this blog by visiting and sharing.
grader Rachel Scott finally has the perfect boyfriend. He’s good-looking,
athletic and wealthy. The only problem is he doesn’t actually exist. Rachel’s
escape into her fantasy world worries her parents and they insist she meet with
the school counselor. Frustrated with her life and without her best friend’s
approval, Rachel heads down a dangerous path, looking for love in all the wrong
grader Steph Baxter has it all, perfect looks, perfect grades and a perfect
life. She’s a model high school student and a member of the cheerleading squad.
But in her quest for excellence she takes risks. Soon her simple solution
becomes a complex problem. Follow Steph and her best friend Rachel as they cope
with Steph’s unexpected journey. Can Steph find support before it’s too late?
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than a latte. Jodie's most recent book...
and her best friend Steph are spending the summer as junior counselors working
at a camp in Vermont. But Rachel’s on a mission.
girl supposed to do when she needs a new boyfriend? Enlist the help of a tarot
reader, trust the cards and embrace the journey. Spiral into an adventure
filled with startling revelations, where nothing is as it appears – and a
mysterious, scarred young man’s talents seem almost magical.
was the eldest of three children in an Air Force family. We moved constantly. I
attended schools in Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. My
brave mother was always searching for a new set of curtains. And I was always
decorating a different bedroom.
completing elementary teacher training in Montreal, I taught in Quebec, the
Northwest Territories and British Columbia. Whew! So many schools. So many
wanted to write but didn’t have any time until I retired from the land of
teaching and school administration. Finally, I dipped my toes in the waters of
romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction, searching for my voice. A
number of manuscripts later, I hope that I found it in the world of teens.
Teen-land is theatrical, humorous, sad and
happy. Every emotion you can imagine is woven into one tangled ball. The
complexity and the challenges that teens face attracted me to their stories.
Even though the themes I’ve chosen are
serious, I have a main character Rachel who has a quirky sense of humor. Her ability
to laugh at herself carries the reader through the grim times.
keeps me going?
a big-time reader and collector of books. I have baskets of books tucked away
throughout my house. My ‘to-be-read’ pile is rather large. I’m the kind of
person who reads in grocery stores, gas station line-ups, waiting rooms etc. I
Excellent writing leaves me shaken and in awe
of the skills of the author. I will re-read favorite books to re-gain that
special feeling. So when I’m not writing, I’m reading.
Reading and working at the computer can
create a rather lumpy life-style, so in order not to weigh mega pounds –I look
after my garden and clean up after our alpacas.
Congratulations, Jodie, on the release of your most recent book...
Rachel and her best friend Steph are spending the summer as junior counselors working at a camp in Vermont. But Rachel’s on a mission.
What’s a girl supposed to do when she needs a new boyfriend? Enlist the help of a tarot reader, trust the cards and embrace the journey. Spiral into an adventure filled with startling revelations, where nothing is as it appears – and a mysterious, scarred young man’s talents seem almost magical.