Wednesday, March 16, 2011



Author Leanne Dyck’s short story contest ends on March 21st

Hi Kathleen,

Thank you for this opportunity to visit your blog to promote my short story contest.

I developed this contest as a way to celebrate the release of my thriller The Sweater Curse.

What’s this book about?

Good question. Here’s the blurb…

Aspiring knitwear designer Gwen Bjarnson is stuck in Purgatory. To escape, she must re-examine her life, journey through her past and right a wrong. But which wrong.

Young and in love, she works to establish her career, except fate has different plans. One rash act and she loses everything. Never resting, always seeking, and yearning for what she can no longer have, Gwen faces the truth: if she remains, others are destined to die. How will she solve the mystery before it is too late?

I’m thriller by the positive reception this book has received. Reviewers have given it a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.

Quotes from the reviews I’ve received thus far…

‘Stitch by colorful stitch, Leanne Dyck knits a tale of intrigue with The Sweater Curse’ –Laurie Buchanan

‘Leanne Dyck has crafted a tale as exotic and existential as Danish 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.’

-mystery author Lou Allin

‘Go out and pick this one up, you’ll find yourself immersed as well.’ –Deborah Warner, reviewer for By the Book

You could win a copy of The Sweater Curse by writing a very short story (500 words or less) about your favourite sweater. Send your stories to:

All stories will be published on

Contest ends, Monday, March 21st


Thank you for being my guest today, Leanne.  It was a lot of fun.  Come on everyone, there's still time to enter The Sweater Curse favorite sweater contest!                                      


The Sweater Curse said...

Thank you, Kathleen. It was a pleasure--as always.

Kate Richards said...

What a pretty sweater that is Leeanne.

Maureen said...

I wish I had a favorite sweater! I mean other than the totally acyrlic-it-would-probably-lat-1000-years-in-a-landfill one that is stretched out of shape and is so full of dog hair it's probably going to come alive one day and trot off for new adventures... Ok, that might be an interesting story to write! ;-)

Deena said...

What a cool idea to run a writing contest, Leanne! I bet you're having a ball (of yarn) reading the entries. LOL

The Sweater Curse said...

Ah, thank you, Kate. : )

The Sweater Curse said...

LOL, yes it would. I can't wait to read it, Maureen.

The Sweater Curse said...

LOL, that I am, Deena.
To read them, please visit:

Kathleen wrote an especially heart-warming story.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by today.
A special thank you to Leanne. It is always a plesure to have you as my guest.

All the best!

Thanks you for posting my sweater story, too. It made me happy to share it.