Y. Y. Chan was born in Hong Kong but grew up in sunny Brisbane, Australia where she had Christmas during summer. She returned to Hong Kong to teach English after graduating from university. After he father passed away, she took a break from teaching to travel, read and write. She now tutors English and works freelance for different educational institutes. 'Can You Hear Me, Daddy?' is her debut picture book. When she is not writing, she is either reading or looking for more books to add to her overflowing bookshelf.