Cherri Ryan is an author who is inspired by the children and families she cared for when working as a family doctor in Australia for almost twenty years. When she is not writing, Cherri works in medical education, and enjoys helping organisations that help others. In 2016, one of Cherri’s stories was animated and projected onto Brisbane City Hall as the Christmas Lights Spectacular. She lives in Queensland, Australia, with her family, one cat, two guinea pigs and many visiting birds and possums. Cherri believes in hope, joy, perseverance and the power of stories.
Her debut picture book, Spirit, illustrated by Christina Booth and published by Black Dog Books (an imprint of Walker Books Australia) follows a young girl with creativity, courage and sailing dreams.
CYA Conference is excited that Catherine will be joining the CYA Conference Presenters on the Success Panel in 2018!