With Love, Rice Cakes

3.24.17 Dduk (rice cakes) are often used as a celebratory food. They can be colorful and shapely, and they can contain sweet fillings or just have a plain flavor. Rice cakes are chosen for particular occasions depending on their color and the role they play in Korea’s traditional culture. Oftentimes, they are used in weddings … More With Love, Rice Cakes

Please Love Umma’s Synopsis in Korean

3.14.17 For native Korean readers who have expressed interest and inquired about the premise of Please Love Umma, here are some details in Korean: 한국계 미국인 데뷔 작가인 그레이시 김은 미국 캘리포니아주안에 위치한 LA한인타운에서 겪은 자신의 경험을 바탕으로 이 글을 썼습니다. ‘부디 엄마를 사랑해주세요’ (Please Love Umma) 비록 서로는 사랑하지 않지만 자식을 과잉보호 성향이 있는 … More Please Love Umma’s Synopsis in Korean

Please Love Umma Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

3.9.2017 If you would like to purchase a copy of the children’s novel, Please Love Umma, it has been released on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites! You can purchase a Kindle copy, Nook copy, or a paperback copy. Stay tuned for release in libraries and academic institutions throughout the year. [book details: for advanced … More Please Love Umma Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble


3.3.2017 Yesterday was Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Yes, he is an iconic children’s book writer, and yes, he was a racist in his time. I really admire the letter these children’s parents wrote to their kids’ teacher/principal. I strongly believe the educational system is a platform and safe arena where we can share different truths within … More Kudos

Metal Chopsticks

3.2.2017 Jenna, the main character of Please Love Umma, uses metal chopsticks to pick at her kimchi. Actually, metal chopsticks are a part of Korean history and culture, and Koreans are known to be the only Asians who use them. Here are a few interesting facts about Koreans and metal chopsticks: *Way back in time, … More Metal Chopsticks

Introducing Please Love Umma’s Protagonist, Jenna Kim

1/24/17 Introducing Jenna Kim, the protagonist of the soon-to-be released middle-grade novel, Please Love Umma. (for advanced readers, ages 9 to 12) This poignant story of love and loss follows Jenna, a young Korean-American girl, as she attempts to understand her mother’s death and the complicated relationship they shared. Jenna also struggles to comprehend the … More Introducing Please Love Umma’s Protagonist, Jenna Kim