Joke Benoot (1984) lives in Mechelen. When she was young, she wanted to become a spy for Unicef, so she could combine her love for adventures, dreams and stories with the wish to help others. Today, Joke is a psychologist and behavior therapist, working with children and youngsters in both a center for Child and Youth Care and a group practice. Although the sneaky nature of spy life eventually didn't fit her – she is very bad at lying – the passion for dreams and stories remains. Warm Rain is her debut novel.