About the Author

Kathy Urban is a multilingual journalist and the author of Hop Lola Hop - a series of children’s books about a beloved comfort toy that goes missing.

The stories were inspired by Kathy’s eldest daughter’s favourite toy bunny, which they lost many, many times - during trips to the supermarket, walks in the park and even on a desert camel ride.

With her nose stuck in books for as long as she can remember, Kathy grew up admiring the works of great storytellers and the imaginary worlds they created.

But it was listening to the stories her dad would tell her that prompted Kathy to make up stories for her own children.

A world nomad, Kathy has lived in the UK, US, Denmark, Germany, and these days calls Dubai her home.

Like Lola, Kathy loves to spend time outdoors. If she’s not busy looking after her three young children or working on freelance assignments, you’ll most likely catch Kathy running, painting, or scribbling down ideas for more children’s books.

You can follow Kathy and Lola’s adventures on Instagram @hop_lola_hop.