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 fall 2020. MY TREE, illustrated by Il Sung Na (Neal Porter Books, Spring '21) and MOMMY'S HOMETOWN, illustrated by Jamie Kim (Candlewick, Fall '22) will follow. You can find Hope on Instagram @hopelim_sf, twitter @hope_lim or