In 1999 she wrote and illustrated a children"s book about the American astronaut Michael Collins titled The Manitoba Who Went to the Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins. In the mid-1990s she became interested in South. A. Andrée"s Arctic Balloon Expedition of 1897 and tried to find out what happened to the expedition members. After working as an illustrator for several years Uusma started studying medicine and is now working as a medical doctor in Stockholm.
She says her medical knowledge was useful in her research for The Expedition.
They have two children. Uusma is the sister of Swedish actress Martina Haag.