Leanne Halling was born and raised in Southeast Washington State where she spent her childhood swimming and boating on the Columbia River, under the blazing sun, darting rattlesnakes on walks through sage brush laden trails and picking luscious concord grapes fresh off the vine. Childhood soon turned to teen-hood - teen-hood to adulthood when Leanne settled on the opposite side of the Cascade Mountains in the beautiful Willamette Valley in the state of Oregon.
Though as a hobby she enjoyed writing throughout the hoods, it wasn't until 2009 that Leanne began to actively pursue a writing career. Having worked with children since 1997 Leanne was inspired to focus her writing on children's literature. To that end she studied children's writing under the guidance of a private tutor with Institute for Children's Literature.
Leanne currently resides in Oregon where she continues to pursue her career as children's book author.