About the Illustrator:

Leanne M. Benson received her Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She is never more comfortable than when she is holding a paintbrush to canvas, or pencil to paper. Twenty-seven of her illustrations are found in her new book, “The Lion of Tupungato”. She understands the importance of designing a book cover along with illustrations, that represents the story and captivates its readers.

She has received many wonderful testimonials on her new book. Janet Nelson, retired law enforcement agent wrote, “Not many people have the talent to excel at more than one part of the creative process, but Leanne has nailed the Triple Crown with writing, illustrating, and clay figures!”