Authors and Illustrators In Leduc and Greater Area

Join us as we get to know some of the local authors and illustrators in and around Leduc. Each month a local author or illustrator will be highlighted. Make sure to keep checking our website, as more questions and answers will be added throughout the month.

Are you a local author, or do you know of someone who is? If you would like to showcase your book, contact us today!

Local author for September - Lance Dyjur

 The Day I learned to Ride My Bike by Lance Dyjur

Questions for Lance

Q: What is one thing you want people to know about your book?

A:  This book is a true story about my experience growing up dealing with anxiety and depression.  I never learned to ride a bike until I had my own kids and wanted to teach them.  I wanted to teach them not only to ride a bike but to conquer fears.  To learn that anything worth doing doesn't happen over night.  It takes practice. 

Q: Why did you become a writer?
I always wanted to write a children's book since I was a teenager.  The lock down of 2020 was the prime time to do so.  I sat down and the story came to me over the course of 2 days and the illustrations over the course of 6 months. I am so very blessed with the gift of writing. 

Q: Do you have any advise for new and upcoming authors?
Yes.  If you have an idea.  Just write. Let it flow out of you.  Keep writing until you have something that you can build on and finish.  Most importantly, believe in yourself.  You are destined for great things :) 

Past Authors and Illustrators

To check out September's local author, Jasmine Tiedemann, CLICK HERE.

To check out October's local author, Lindsey Bugnet, CLICK HERE.

To check out November's local author, Tom Dirsa, CLICK HERE.

To check out December's local author, JD Hornbacher, CLICK HERE.

To check out January's local author, Janet Little, CLICK HERE.

To check out February's local author, Nicole Brook, CLICK HERE.

To check out March's local author, Tony Chin, CLICK HERE.

To check out April's local author, Joel Lefevre, CLICK HERE.

To check out May's local author, Penny Benjamin, CLICK HERE.

To check out June's local author, Richard B, Ogle, CLICK HERE.

We live in a hectic world. Many of us live high stressful lives and high stress jobs. Childhood to adulthood, we could all use an escape. I was no different. From the time I was little I sought out and found different means of escape. At first, I would disappear on horseback, then when that escape became a chore, I escaped into song. When I was no longer able to sing, I turned to poetry and when what I wanted to say could not be held in the lines of a poem, it became a book.


I had always been an avid reader, escaping into many stories to free my mind. It was family that gave me the courage to get my stories out to an audience so that may escape for a while too.