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 miraculously 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. June went on to write about the many whimsically strange dreams that she continued to have, even adding some she remembered from her childhood. As such, the many different dreams which eventually became the twelve chapters of the book were written randomly, independent of one another over a period of seven years.
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.
June had never imagined that she would ever write a novel, and she only did it because she felt compelled to tell this wonderful story which she believed was inspired by her faith.
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.
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.”