Publishing History

My writing has been published in literary journals such as Island Writer Magazine and Canadian Stories, and in magazines such as Icelandic Connection (scroll down for a complete list). My stories have been read on local radio and on CBC radio. Though I began my writing by self-publishing, I am committed to continuing to be published by established publishing houses. 


Praise for Leanne Dyck's books


Novelty Yarn
knitting-themed short story collection audio book


 ‘Novelty Yarn contains a collection of small, tasty morsels that will continue to surprise you right up until the last bite… Ranging from childhood memories about 4-H knitting and lessons from Grandma to night dreams about wild women knitting in the forest, each segment evokes a different mood. Many of the stories made me laugh out loud, while others made me pause...to meditate for a few minutes. The stories are separated by brief interludes of acoustic guitar music… The guitar intervals are just long enough to let your mind rest between the stories. The sensation is like cleansing your palette after sampling each vintage at a wine tasting. The total experience was delicious.’ 
Donna Druchunas (Ethnic Knitting Discovery)


‘This was a great book to listen to on a rainy bus commute. I think it would be just as good to curl up on the sofa with a cop of tea, your knitting and this CD.’ 
Pat Dyksterhuis 
reviewing for West Coast Knitters News



Maynely A Mystery
a mystery set on Mayne Island

'Peppered with subtle humour, surreal situations and entertaining characters.' 
Amber Harvey 
(Magda's Mysterious Stranger)

'In Maynely A Mystery, her first novel, Leanne Dyck takes her skill at writing emotionally charged stories from nonfiction into fiction. Her writing about knitting has given her the skills needed to spin a yarn in this new genre.' 
Donna Druchunas 
(Lithuanian Knitting:
Traditional Patterns and the People, Places, and History That Inspired Them)

'Rumour of gold, a secret lover, ghosts and other mysteries create a labyrinth of intrigue as Maynely A Mystery traces the lives of the story's animated eccentric characters. Author Leanne Dyck knows her craft her audience and her setting. Her novel provides a voyeuristic glimpse into human character and island life.' 
Terrill Welch
(As We Breathe)




The Sweater Curse
a knitting-themed thriller

'Stitch by colorful stitch, Leanne Dyck knits a tale of intrigue with The Sweater Curse.'
Laurie Buchanan
(The Business of Being)

Read Laurie's complete review here

'Leanne Dyck has crafted a tale as exotic and existential as Danish author Isak Dinesen's... This book defies genre definitions as it finds its unique place on the fiction shelves. Here's hoping Leanne Dyck returns many times to the intriguing roots of her family's past.'
Lou Allin
(This Dog Won't Hunt)


Terrill Welch reviews The Sweater Curse by Leanne Dyck

Deborah Warner reviews The Sweater Curse by Leanne Dyck

Leanne Dyck has published... 

15 short stories
9 articles
5 books
7 hand knitting patterns
1 play


For the Love of Books
article
the Child Care Workers of Manitoba trade newsletter
1992

Too Cool halter top
hand knitting pattern
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters
2003

Meet a Canadian Designer:  Leanne Dyck
article
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters
2003

November Chill Chaster scarf
hand knitting pattern
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters
2003

Working on Your Business
article
Craftlink magazine
2003

Pieces women's sweater
hand knitting pattern
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters
2004

Vinaterta
short story and recipe
Flavours of Vancouver cookbook
Douglas & McIntyre
2005

Knitting--an ancient craft
article published
Knitting Notes:  A Journal of Knitting Memories
Creative Purrsuits Publishing
2006

Hey Blondie! women's cardigan
hand knitting pattern
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters
2006

Maynely True
a short story collection chapbook
oknitting.com
2006

Novelty Yarn
audiobook collection of knitting-themed short stories
oknitting.com
2006

Sugar Cookie baby sweater
hand knitting pattern
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of the Canadian Guild of Knitters
2007

Byron's Daylight in Hofsos men's sweater
hand knitting pattern
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian the Guild of Knitters
2007

Icelandic Knitting Voyage
article
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters
2007

Yarn Therapy:  an introduction to knitting
learn to knit/pattern book
oknitting.com
2007

Kayesha women's top
hand knitting pattern
A Needle Pulling Thread
the magazine promoting Canadian needle arts
2008

Hummingbird Garden Vest
hand knitting pattern
Knit Together:  the quarterly publication of Canadian Guild of Knitters
2008

Mayne Animal Benefit
article
Islands Independent newspaper
2009

Rest-Q benefit a success
article
Islands Independent newspaper
2009

Because She Believed in Me
creative non-fiction
Island Writer Magazine:
The Literary Journal of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
The Victoria Writers' Society
2009

Maynely A Mystery
cozy mystery set on Mayne Island
oknitting.com
2009

Take Note
short story
Island Writer Magazine:
The Literary Journal of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
The Victoria Writers' Society
2010

The Sweater Curse
thriller short novel ebook
Bono Bookstore
imprint of Decadent Publishing
2011

If Not For Her
short story
Kaleidoscope
Exploring the Experience of Disability Through Literature and the Fine Arts
2011

A Slave to Her Muse
short story
Bibliophilic Blather
Karen Wojcik Berner's blog
2012

A Love Letter
creative non-fiction
Bibliophilic Blather
Karen Wojcik Berner's blog
2012

It Was Nothing
short story
Bibliophilic Blather
Karen Wojcik Berner's blog
2012

Christmas Angels on Salt Spring Island
short story
Canadian Stories
A literary folk magazine written by or about Canadians
2012

Something Good to Eat
short story
Icelandic Connection
North America's quarterly magazine in celebration of the Icelandic Heritage
Canadian Icelandic Heritage
2013

Eve's Other Children
short story
Icelandic Connection
North America's quarterly magazine in celebration of the Icelandic Heritage
Canadian Icelandic Heritage
2013

Maybe If I Said It Out Loud
creative non-fiction
Island Gals magazine
created by local women
Island Gals Media Group
2013

Secrets of Successful Blogging
article
Tower Babel web site
2014

Rising Above Expectations
essay
My Gutsy Story Anthology
Inspirational Short Stories About Taking Chances and Changing Your Life
Gutsy Publications
2014

Lean on a Gulf Islander
short play
staged on Mayne Island
2014

My Life in Letters
creative non-fiction
From the Heart
Real Life Stories of Hope & Inspiration
Inspiring Hope Book series
2015

Feeling Groovy
short story (magical realism)
Figure in the Mist
collection of short stories and poems from all four corners of the globe
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
2016

Christmas with Family
creative non-fiction
In the Moment
Real Life Stories of Hope & Inspiration
Inspiring Hope Book series
2016