Kirli Saunders is a proud Yuin woman and emerging children’s author, poet and teacher. She was raised in the Southern Highlands and now resides between the mountains and ocean in Wollongong. She is a motorcycle enthusiast and adventurer who has a deep connection to the land and sea. Kirli’s first children’s picture book ‘The Incredible Freedom Machines’, illustrated by Matt Ottley is to be released in 2017. Her work has also been published in the Huffington Post Australia. She is looking forward to creating poems inspired by plants for The Red Room Company’s 'New Shoots' project.