Natasha Yim was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong, and many of her stories are inspired by her cultural upbringing. She has wanted to be a writer since she was 11 years old when a 7th grade creative writing assignment fired her imagination. She’s been writing stories ever since.
Natasha came to California for college in 1979 and received her B.A. in English Literature with a Writing Emphasis and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University. She is the author of several picture books, including Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2014), a Junior Library Guild and Scholastic Book Club selection, The Rock Maiden (Wisdom Tales Press), 2017), Mulan’s Lunar New Year (Disney Press, 2018), and Luna's Yum Yum Dim Sum (Charlesbridge Publishing, 2020). Two nonfiction titles on the Lunar New Year will be released in 2023, one by Jump! Publishing and the other by Quarto Books. Natasha’s nonfiction articles have been published in the children’s magazines “Highlights for Children,” “Faces,” “Appleseeds,” and “Muse.” Natasha’s next picture book, “Luna and the Case of the Missing Mooncakes” will be published by Charlesbridge Publishing in 2025.
Natasha Yim is represented by Ana Crespo.