I’m a rating analyst by day, mother of two by night/weekends and a picture book writer for those occasional minutes between the two. I grew up in NJ and have lived in London for 14 years. Two years ago, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) stopped being just another terrible news story for me when I spoke to a friend whose village was devastated by it. I quickly wrote the first draft of Finding Hope with the idea of using it to fundraise for its victims and to give parents a tool for discussing natural disasters with their children. I had no idea how to illustrate it or make an e-book, so it’s been a great journey to make Finding Hope, fundraise and try to share the book with a wider audience.