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Leanne Franson was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1963. She studied Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal, graduating with distinction in 1985. She did further study in Ceramics at Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts in 1988-89. After working as a dishwasher, massage therapist, short-order cook, waitress, foot courier and clerk at a fine arts materials shop, she decided to restrain herself to illustrating children's books.

Since 1992 she has worked with fine editors such as Soulières Éditeur, Orca Press, Annick Press, Scholastic Canada, Les éditions de la courte échelle, Bayard Canada, and many more. A list of her books can be seen on the bibliography page.

She lives with her nine year old son, Benjamin Taotao and two cats in Martensville, Saskatchewan, just outside of Saskatoon.

Leanne is a member of the Illustration Quebec, Communication-Jeunesse, and PictureBookArtists.

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Email: leanne@leannefranson.com