The Wellness Poet

The Wellness Poet

Krissy Regan and her two daughters are launching a new book this week to coincide with Queensland Women’s Week and Easter. 

The story is about a bird called Bella who is about to become a mother for the first time and on the way, she has a mishap with a golden easter egg. It’s a humorous story designed to encourage mothers and their children to talk about the joy and anxiety that comes with the responsibility of being a new mum.  

The book was written by Krissy Regan and illustrated by Clodagh (9) and Kara (6). 

This is Krissy’s fifth book, and she says that the process of writing and publishing a book gets easier each time however working with your children can be challenging when you have a deadline. 

Clodagh and Kara were both born in London and moved back to Townsville 5 years ago where Krissy was born. The girls are lucky to have three passports thanks to Mum and Dad and are well travelled. Krissy likes to think of them as international women who have a unique perspective on the world and she tries to encourage them not to be afraid to try new things and meet new people. 

This is book number two for Clodagh who also illustrated, London to Townsville, a story about a little girl who moves from England to Australia, which was launched in 2022, also written by Krissy.

Krissy decided to get the girls involved in her books after publishing book number three and while volunteering with Ukrainian Refugee children who had escaped the war. “Art is healing and can help us make sense of significant events in our life. I wanted to use the experiences I was having firstly to show children what they can achieve and secondly to encourage them to use art and storytelling to overcome difficult experiences or life-changing events.”

Kara and Clodagh are in year 1 and 4 at Hermit Park State School which is celebrating it’s centenary this year. As part of the celebrations the girls will host some book readings at school on Friday 22nd  March. Media are invited to attend at 10:00am.

Krissy says, “Many people tell me that they wanted to write a children’s book and my advice is always, Just Do It!”

In addition to the events at Hermit Park State School, Krissy is guest speaker in Charters Towers for the International Women’s Day luncheon hosted by Zonta Charters Towers. The event is being held at the Aurthur Titley Centre on Saturday 16th March.

Jennifer Slaney President of Zonta Charters Towers says, “We are delighted to have Krissy back for the second time as our guest speaker. She has inspired us with her books as well as her fundraising, while working full-time and raising small children. This year’s theme is The Burden of Busyness, and we hope Krissy will share some tips with us about how she keeps life on track while pursuing her passions and helping others”. 

Krissy and her girls will also be at Cotters Market, Flinders Street on Easter Sunday 31st March. Children can hear the book read at 9, 10 and 11am and share some golden easter eggs.

The book is available to purchase online where-ever you buy books or via Krissy’s website; or visit local retailers including, Moe and Me, Idalia; The Drill Hall Studio, North Ward; Renegade Market, Warina; Grand Secret Books, Charters Towers. 

For more information, please contact Krissy Regan 0419 398 581 or