Gracie Kim writes fictional stories for children stemming from her own experiences as a Korean-American born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She descends from two generations of writers: her paternal grandfather, a poet, and her father, an author and a poet.
Kim received her bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and is currently getting her master’s at USC. In her subsequent career, she has worked in accounting and human resources. She is an actress and student of the Meisner Technique and has a passion for theatrical arts. She credits her acting teacher Bill Alderson, considered one of the three “ancients” of the Sanford Meisner Technique, on “not only teaching me how to live truthfully under the given imaginary circumstances but teaching me how to live.” She is also an activist who works with a non-profit organization which seeks to end sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Korean-American community.
Her first children’s novel for ages 9 and up. Please Love Umma, was published in March of 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.
Kim now lives in Northern California with her husband, son, daughter, and their cat.