Lisa grew up in Melbourne and moved to Geelong after completing Year 12 in 1989. After caring for hundreds of children over a ten year period as a Pre-school Mothercare Nurse, Lisa began her own family. Lisa and her husband Brad have four children. Her second child, Ethan, inspired this book. Ethan was born early at just 24 weeks. Lisa and Brad hoped desperately for him to become stronger, but unfortunately after two days, he lost his fight. Devastated, Lisa began jotting down Ethan's story and the illustrations were comforting at such a sad time. Throughout this, Lisa's eldest son Ned began asking questions, and Lisa decided to honour Ethan's life and try to help other families explain loss and grief to their own children.