children's book author
Hope Lim was born and raised in South Korea, where she spent many glorious afternoons chasing dragonflies and daydreaming atop mountains. She moved to America two decades ago and found a new home in San Francisco, where she fell in love with the rolling fog and cool summers.
Hope has always loved language. She majored in English Literature and earned a Master's degree in Conference Interpretation. For many years, she navigated the world of diplomats, working as a conference interpreter for the US State Department. Then motherhood ushered her into the world of children's literature and opened up a new path as a writer. Now she continues her love of language by reading with her two children and writing stories, often inspired by them.
She runs everyday, practices yoga, and indulges in dark chocolate while trying to translate her inner child's emotions into words.
Hope's debut picture book, MY TREE, will be released in spring 2020 by Neal Porter Books/Holiday House. Her second book, I AM A BIRD, will be published by Candlewick Press in fall 2020.