Tuesday, July 26, 2011



Today my special guest is author Leanne Dyck.We are both published by Decadent Publishing. Over the past year we have supported one another and exchanged ideas. She is a very talented person who has many interests. I asked her about being an author who writes in multiply genres. Here is her response.

Writing Multi-Genres

Before becoming a Decadent author, I self-published three collections of short stories, a how-to-knit pattern book and a cozy mystery. Decadent Publishing released my erotic short story (Untouched Places written under my pen name—Grace Meadows) and my thriller novella (The Sweater Curse). My most recent writing project is a young adult adventure novel.
            Too many months ago, Kathleen asked me to compose a post on writing multi-genres.
            I did try to produce this post. I sat down and willed my pen to create words. It didn’t move.
            There’s only one explanation. I don’t know how it happens. It’s not a conscious decision. Like Alice In Wonderland, I follow my muse down the rabbit hole. I’m falling—I don’t have time for questions. I just fall. I don’t really care where I’m going—to Iceland, to a cozy café, or to a moss covered rock overlooking a roaring ocean.
            This love for multi-genre began in my teens. I’m dyslexic and as a youth was labelled a reluctant reader. Even then, I loved stories. Reading was just too frustrating. Slowly, painfully, I learned how to overcome my difficulties. Until, in my teens, I met a skilled Language Arts teacher. She exposed me to fine literature everything from Animal Farm to Ethan Frome to The Crucibles. She opened the door to a magical world. These books seduced me and created within me an undeniable hunger. Soon I was consuming everything from mysteries to romances to sci fi to memoirs. I paid little heed to title, author or genre—my only demand was story.
            And this need continues as I hope it always will.

Thank you for visiting my blog Leanne. It is always a pleasure to have you join us. We can't wait to see what you do next. 

Here's where you can find Leanne and her work.

Contact Links

Website:  www.oknitting.com

Twitter Id:  lustfulgraces

Buy Links

Untouched Places

The Sweater Curse

Decadent Publishing   http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=203&osCsid=ep6jlbnir3bacfp9floeovjqt7



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  Leanne Dyck
 Author of (the thriller)The Sweater Curse


kathleen said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post, Leanne! All the best in your continued journey as a multi-genre author.

The Sweater Curse said...

Thank you, Kathleen. It's always a delight to correspond with you.

Stephanie Williams said...

Great post. I love the knitting pattern books, would love to get those. And multi-genre writing is always good, the possiblities of story plots are endless. :)

Jessica Subject said...

When the muse is speaking, it's always best to let them tell their story no matter what genre that takes you to.

All the best!

The Sweater Curse said...

Hi Stephanie,
The print run for the knitting pattern book was rather small. Copies are available from Dragonfly Gallery. In fact, they have all the copies. Do you feel like traveling north to a beautiful island? Good food, cozy accomodations and friendly people await.

The Sweater Curse said...

You're so right, Jessica. And no matter, what time--I keep a pen and paper by my bed. In my life, my muse rules. : )