Leanne Dyck

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: January 12, 2011

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The Sweater Curse | Decadent Publishing | Paranormal thriller | January 10, 2011

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?

Please describe your writing environment.

My EPC is craddled on a vintage solid oak hardwood desk. The desk faces a picture window, through which I have an ever-changing view of my small island home.

Please tell us your latest news!

Currently I'm working on a series of podcasts--a serialization of The Sweater Curse. For more information, please visit: http://sweatercursed.blogspot.com

Do you see writing as a career?

Absolutely (underlined three times) Yes

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I've always been fascinated by story. When I realized I could create my own I was in heaven.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

-Write, read, and do one thing to promote your writing daily.

-Keep writing fun

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?

Yes, both my immediate and extended family have been very supportive. They read my books and encourage me to write more.

Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer? Or Still do?

I write full time. Before becoming a writer I worked caring for children in day care centers.

What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both?

My writing process is a swirling, twirling combination of both.

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?

Like most relationships, I have an idea who my characters are when I meet them. However, with the passage of time, I either realize that my first impressions are sound or flawed.

What's been the most challenging part of writing for you?


Who has been your best supporter? How have they been there for you?

My husband has kept me warm, feed and happy while I write.

Did you pick the title for your book? If it has been changed please tell us about the process.

I choose the title--The Sweater Curse.

The sweater curse is a knitting myth. Briefly put, some knitters believe that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater something bad will happen.

Do you like to mix genres?

I avoid putting any kind of limits on my writing.

What inspires your writing?

Things I've heard, books I've read, movies I've watched, songs I've enjoyed, dreams I've had, places I lived or visited, and on and on...

How many books do you plan on writing each year?

One per year

What are your hobbies?


Do you have any cool promo tricks you can share with other writers?

I love the Six Sentences Sunday blog - http://sixsunday.blogspot.com

What has surprised you about being a published writer?

I thought once your book was published that was it--the journey was over. Um...not.

Do you have any animals? Do they influence your writing?

I have three old cats. Yes, I've written stories about them. They appeared in my self-published cozy mystery--Maynely A Mystery.

Do you have a website recommendation for other writers?

Story Flip

Writers Unboxed

The Creative Penn

What main genre do you write in?

Suspense / Mystery

Thank you so much for reading this.

Happy reading

Leanne Dyck