Lidia Branch was born and raised in the Netherlands. She and her husband Brian met in Canada in 1995 and in 1997 she decided to immigrate. Lidia lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, with her husband and their two children, daughter Maika (a published author at 11) and son Jonah, who was born prematurely and is the inspiration for this book. As a former birth doula and midwife assistant, she has assisted in the successful delivery of more than 70 babies. Besides writing, Lidia loves reading, gardening and cooking for friends and family.