I am a doctor, researcher, wife, mother and writer!  I live in New York City with my husband and our three daughters. I love to read, travel, cook and play with my kids and our dog, Rowan, who is commonly mistaken for a muppet. You can follow Rowan on his own Instagram @redrowandoodle. (You can follow me on Instagram and Twitter at @IsmeeWilliams).

Here are some FAQs:

Are you a real doctor?

YES! I trained and practiced pediatric cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City for 15 years. Currently, I see patients in the Bronx at Montefiore Hospital. 

How do you know Spanish?

My mother was born in Cuba. My abuelos (grandparents in Spanish), lived with us when I was growing up.

How did you become a writer?

When I was pregnant and on bedrest with my third baby, I picked up a YA novel, fell in love, and decided I wanted to write something like that–something that would deeply affect a reader. Water in May is my first novel.

Who represents you?

Jim McCarthy of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret LLC is my most excellent agent.

Do you do book events?

YES! I love talking to kids (I did go into Pediatrics for a reason!). Please contact me if you are interested in scheduling an event at a festival, library, book store or school.