Leanne Tobin has worked as an artist for more than three decades. She is of Dharug descent, the traditional Aboriginal people of Greater Western Sydney. Leanne is a primary teacher but works as an educator within the community and runs creative workshops with a range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations, teaching local Dharug histories, stories and land care to the public. Her artwork acknowledges her mixed ancestry (Irish, English and Aboriginal), and she uses a combination of Western and Traditional techniques infused with Aboriginal symbolism and stories. She has won many awards and in 2011 won the NSW Parliament Indigenous Art Prize. The Lost Girl is her first picture book.