Leah Swann's short stories and poems have appeared in Review of Australian Fiction 2012, The Best Australian Stories (2011), Award Winning Australian Writing 2011, page seventeen, Australian Country Style, Masthead and Reflecting on Melbourne. Her first book, Bearings, a collection of short stories and a novella, was shortlisted for the Dobbie Award in 2012. Book I of the Ragnor Trilogy, Irina the Wolf Queen, was published in 2012; Book II, Irina and the White Wolf, was published in 2013; and Book III, Irina and the Lost Book, was published in 2014. Leah lives with her family in Melbourne.
'[A] charming children's fantasy ... a winning combination,
handled with an imaginative focus that should keep younger readers
immersed.' Cameron Woodhead, The Sydney Morning Herald
'Leah Swann has mastered the magical art of story writing for children. Right from beginning to end the story grips you with a wealth and richness of character, adventure and atmosphere. It plucks at our emotions and fears, but never tips into mere sentimentality ...' Melbourne primary school teacher, Ali Staley