Katrina McKelvey is a children's author with over ten years primary school teaching experience. She is highly involved in the Children's Book Council of Australia, is an advisor and participant in literary conferences and festivals, and enthusiastically spreads her love of reading at regular school visits.
Kirrili Lonergan is a children's book illustrator and mother of four. She has illustrated several picture books ( Lessons of a LAC , Brave and Dandelions , among others) and as created designs for clothes, prints and pottery. She is passionate about illustrating picture books that have a 'healing' message and has a great understanding of the need for such books as a result of her previous work as a pediatric nurse.