Anna Kim was born in South Korea. She came to America when she was 12 years old. She received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California and an M.D. degree from University of Vermont. She is currently practicing ophthalmology in Seattle area. Aria the World Traveler: England is her first book. The 2nd book in the series, France, was published in June 2013. The 3rd book in the series, China, is now available in October 2013. The 4th book in the series will be on Kenya.