Hermione Luk, age 9, currently attends Grade 4 at Bayview Glen Independent School in Toronto, Canada. Being passionate about reading and writing creative stories, Hermione won the Award of Excellence from the Young Writers of Canada in 2019 for her short story, “The Missing Pomeranian Puppy,” which was published in High-Flying Kites, an anthology of creative writing by young Canadian writers. In addition, Hermione loves the musical arts and is part of the Yamaha gifted program. She has won the Crescendo International Competition for two years at Carnegie Hall in New York. Hermione was also the 1st place Gold Award winner of the Kiwanis Music Festival 2020, as well as the 2nd place winner of the 2020 provincial competition organized by the Ontario Music Festivals Association for public speaking.
In her spare time, Hermione enjoys playing tennis, basketball, singing, piano and dancing at a competitive level. At present, she is a member of the ACE tennis association, The Elite Advanced Basketball Academy, Training Choir II at the Toronto Children’s Chorus, and the Markham School of Dance Intensive level. In addition, Hermione has a love for helping charities and participates in many different fundraisers. In the summer of 2019, Hermione was one of the pianists who helped Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto raise charity donations for SickKids Foundation. As well, in partnership with her brother Ian, Hermione assisted in starting The Pull Plane Pilots, which raised over $3000 for Orbis Canada.
Don’t Peek is Hermione’s first picture book. She hopes that her book will encourage young people to learn about being patient and to love writing and reading.