Leanne Flett Kruger is Cree Métis. After graduating from the First Nations creative writing program of the En'owkin Centre, Leanne continued her studies in publishing at Simon Fraser University and then began working with Theytus Books. Leanne's work has been published in several anthologies, and she has received numerous awards including the Mungo Martin Memorial Award for excellence in creative writing. After being awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, Leanne began working on her first novel. Taking Care of Mother Earth is her first book with Theytus.