Kirrili Lonergan is a children’s book illustrator and mother of four. She has loved drawing and communicating visually from an early age. She is the illustrator for the Lessons of a LAC series and the co-creator of its anxiety early intervention workshops. She is passionate about books with a healing component as she has a great understanding of the needs of children through her many years working as a paediatric nurse. Her most recent book is Perfect Petunias. She is also the vice-president of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Newcastle Sub-branch.