Thursday, July 30, 2009

Saturday, August 1st 7:30 pm on Mayne Island

This Saturday I will read again. This time at the Mayne Island reading centre "library". I will read from Maynely a Mystery. We will chat about being a Mayne Islander: how we got here and what special challenges we face. This is the second of three events I have scheduled during the summer holidays. Stay tuned for exciting news about the Book Launch. Please try to attend this Saturday. It will be nice to see you.
Take care

Monday, July 20, 2009

This coming Saturday on Mayne Island

I will read form Maynely a Mystery at Miners Bay Books at 4 pm. I hope to see you there.
Here is a sample of what I will be reading:

Monday, July 13, 2009

About my video

My hubby introduced me to YouTube. I have enjoyed frequenting it. However, I never dreamed of appearing on it. Then I published a book -- then I bought a video camera and one thing led to another.

Being a new YouTube member, there was a learning curve. On the whole, I did enjoy the experience. I'm sure it will greatly help improve my presentation technique. I plan to add more videos. I hope it won't be too hard to find a camera person. Please stay tuned.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Please watch my video

I have just added a video to YouTube: Maynely a Mystery author book reading:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Also on Saturday, July 11th

at Miners Bay Books at 2:30 and 4 pm my friend Amber Harvey will have a book launch for the latest book in her children's mystery series: Mayne Island Aliens.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

This Saturday (July 11th) on Mayne Island

From the Mayneliner page 5

"St. Mary Magdalene Church News
This year's Church Fair is a Medieval theme, on Saturday, July 11, from 10:30 am to 3 pm, with 2:30 being the cut-off time to get your Silent Auction bids recorded. Our Official Bell Ringer of the Day will ring the bells to announce the closing of the bids. The family Church Fair has been going every summer since 1989, complete with games for kids and adults, prizes, baking, parish pies, ice cream, and soft drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs, book sales, Treasure Table, Bottle Booth, horseshoes, Joyce's Petting Zoo, Garden Club with plants for sale, craft table, face painting, fish pond and popcorn. Join us for lunch at Church House, "Hall of Goode Foode". Combined with music by Nan, ...Community Choir, Carol's harp playing, and a performance of Medieval-styled dancing organized by Brian Crumblehume -- it'll be a fine day for all! [My brother-in-law T.D. Christopher will also be performing at the Fayre.]

The Church Fayre is one of our most important fundraising events for the whole year -- one that we heavily depend upon to maintain the operation of the Church and one that our friends and families look forward to every year. FUN 'n GAMES for young and old, alike."

Win this copy of Maynely a Mystery. Bid on it at the Silent Auction.
See you at the Fayre.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Meet a "Mayner"

From the preface...
'My characters may bear a resemblance to people you know. You may even see yourself in someone. I was influenced by the people who surround and inspire me. However, all characters are fictional. They only speak, move and breathe within the pages of this book.'

One of the Mayne Island residents who has inspired me is Terrill Welch.

I met Terrill Welch at an event she organized to celebrate International Women’s Day. After our short chat, I had a feeling that I had met a dynamic woman, who is engaged in a mission of empowerment.

I am pleased to introduce Terrill

Me: Where did you live before coming to Mayne Island?

Terrill: Naming the string of places I have called home would make a fairy ring around Mayne Island. We most recently lived in Pedder Bay on the far side of the district of Metchosin outside of Victoria. I was born in the farming community of Vanderhoof, British Columbia in the year 1958.

Me: Why did you come to Mayne Island?

Terrill: My partner and I could live anywhere in the world. David is retired and my business is flexible and international in scope. We quickly decided that we wanted to stay in Canada. Prince Edward Island was a strong contender on our list of choices. Fortunately, we found our home first before deciding on any particular geographic location and it just happened to be on Mayne Island. We moved to Mayne Island in May 2007. We now live in a beautiful eco-friendly strawbale timberframe home that was built by Tracy Calvert. To the relief of our collection of eight grown children, we have settled on the south west coast instead of across the country!

Me: Why do you stay?

Terrill: We are comfortable with the semi-rural life-style and feel like a valued part of the small community here on the island.

Me: What do you like best about living and working here?

Terrill: …that I can!

Me: What do you do for fun on the island?

Terrill: My most favourite island activity is to hike around exploring cliffs and seashores with a heavy digital cannon camera slung over my shoulder. My second most favourite thing is to have friends and family over to visit.

Me: What do you like the least?

Terrill: Long-term what is least controllable about living on an island is reliable and affordable ferry service.

Me: Why would you leave?

Terrill: We are staying.

Me: Please tell us about your business.

Terrill: I am a woman living a life of simple abundance. My vision for the world is that we are walking in the sunshine of our soul; embracing difference, joy, colour and transformation as opportunities present themselves. I can be counted on to hold space for actualizing diversity, harmony and greatness in our being.
My life's work is focused on changing the social fabric of society through action which enhances the quality of life for women and children. I trust that if this work is successful, the world will be a better place for everyone. Using a unique by-donation service delivery approach I am dedicated to helping women and women leaders live vibrant and purposeful lives. To learn more about my work go to Terrill Welch - A Woman behind Women at or buy my book Leading Raspberry Jam Visions: Women’s Way.

Me: Please share any words of advice, comments, concerns, hints or tips or...with our island community?

Terrill: A vision not lived remains only a dream – may you be living your vision!

Thank you, Terrill

Monday, July 6, 2009

Mayne Island waits

When on Mayne Island, please enjoy but remain aware of the fragile microcosm.

Do your part to maintain and sustain it.

-Recycle, reduce and reuse...
Before you leave please take your recycling to our recycling depot. Please take your garbage with you. There is no landfill site on our island. We must pay to have garbage hauled off the island. And, please don't litter.

-Keep your dog on a leash...
Dogs that run loose have and will attack and kill.

-Conserve water

-Beware of the fire hazards...
Signs are posted for your edification. When the fire hazard is extreme please don't light fires (outside or in).

-Support our island economy by purchasing island grown and manufactured items.

-Obey traffic safety rules.... Drive cautiously. Bikers please ride single file down the side of the road.

-Enjoy your stay and come back often.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Maynely a Mystery spotting

at the Mayne Island Farmers' Market.

Maynely a Mystery will be there until Thanksgiving (Saturday, October 10th). The market is held every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm on the Agricultural Society grounds on beautiful Mayne Island.
What are those knitted items on the table?
Book socks
Learn how to knit them next week on Designers' Note (

Thursday, July 2, 2009

At Mayne Island's Farmers' Market

Maynely a Mystery will be there (at the Farmers' Market) this Saturday.
Where is the Farmers' Market?
On the Agricultural Society Hall.
What time does the Farmers' Market start?
10 am
I look forward to seeing you there.
Maynely a Mystery has just been added here:

Actually I just tried to find Maynely a Mystery. I couldn't. However, I could find it when I did a search for authors. I entered my name: Leanne Dyck
I hope you can find it that way too.
Please let me know if you encounter problems.
Thank you