Hope Lim was born and raised in South Korea but has called San Francisco home for over 20 years. In her former life, she worked as a conference interpreter for the US State Department, navigating the complex world of international diplomacy. Motherhood intervened and introduced her to a new world of children’s literature. Her debut picture book, I AM A BIRD, illustrated by Hyewon Yum, will be published by Candlewick in spring 2020. You can find Hope on Instagram @hopelim_sf, twitter @hope_lim or www.hopelim.com.