Chinlun Lee grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and is among Taiwan's favorite author-illustrators and among the few that have published books in English. She studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. She loves to draw animals and believes animals are also life's soul-mates. Her first book was ANIMAL HOSPITAL NO.39, which won her a China Times Open Book Award. She has also illustrated many children's books for UK's Walker Books and Candlewick Press. Chinlun Lee currently lives in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan, with her veterinarian husband along with their tortoise and many many cats and dogs.