Irene Sun was born in Malaysia and is the author of the picture book God Counts: Numbers in His World and His World. She studied liturgy and literature at Yale University (M.A.R.) and the Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Th.M.). She now teaches her four boys at home with her preacher husband Hans, and they belong to Chinese Christian Mandarin Church in Chicago. She records her favorite prayers on her blog by the waters.