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J.P.H. Tan, known as June to her friends, was born in Singapore and graduated from York University in Canada.  She is a Christian who explores the concept of the end-times in her first young-adult fantasy novel. June’s decision to write a book came about after the birth of her son in 2008. It was during those restless moments in-between her baby’s feeds, burps and naps that she decided to pen some short stories.

On the night of Christmas 2009, June had a dream. She saw herself struggling in a flood and was inexplicably transported to a mysterious realm. It was then that the idea for ‘Kate in the land of myths and wonders’ was conceived, and the dream would become the opening chapter of the book. She went on to write about the many whimsically strange dreams that she had had since childhood, which eventually made up the twelve chapters of the book.

On the eighth year in 2017, June finally had a revelation about the entire plot and managed to weave the chapters together. The book was then completed.

In her spare time, June enjoys barre workouts, reading and watching movies while snacking on chips. She loves desserts and anything sweet. June currently lives in Hong Kong with her family.


Drawings copyright © 2018  J.P.H. Tan – Some of the author’s notes

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.”

– Philippians 2 : 13 NIV