Kirrili Lonergan is a picture book illustrator and art therapist residing in Newcastle, NSW. She has a passion for visual storytelling and self-expression through art. She loves sharing her skills with children and relates warmly to their needs 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 the Speech Pathology of Australia Awards in 2018 for Ollie’s Treasure.