Kirrili Lonergan is a picture book illustrator, art therapist and book lover who resides in Newcastle NSW. She has a passion for self expression through art and visual storytelling, she loves sharing it with children and relates warmly to the needs of children through her former years working as a paediatric nurse. She is the illustrator for the Lessons of a LAC picture book series and the co-creator of the Lessons of a LAC anxiety management package. She was shortlisted for Ollie’s Treasure in the Speech Pathology of Australia Awards in 2018 and is currently working on two new picture books. She is an active committee member for the CBCA Newcastle Sub-branch and a regular volunteer for Books4Outback.