3.17.18 Big thanks to Alist Magazine for featuring Please Love Umma in their 2017/2018 anniversary issue out this month!
12.15.17 Congratulations to Katherine Verrando, 1st place winner of Please Love Umma’s 2017 Writing Contest! Your thoughtful and poignant essay was so well-written. It was so much fun spending the afternoon with you and your lovely mom at the MOIC in Los Angeles!
10.19.17 Who can participate? All kids residing in Southern California in grades 4-7 or ages 9-12 Parents must verify that the assigned reading material of Please Love Umma is appropriate for the participant. This is a children’s novel for advanced readers with many difficult topics and moderately violent depictions. Writing topic? Write an essay on 1-2 … More 2017 SoCal Youth Writing Contest for Please Love Umma
6.5.17 Thank you so much for having me on Career Day. It was an honor to meet the incredible teachers and students of Halldale Elementary!
5.6.17 Book Release Info for Please Love Umma in the New York Korea Times Newspaper. Thank you for your support!
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
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
2/2/17 Pre-order will be available in March on Amazon! Thank you so much for your love and support!
1/27/17 “If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison Thank you, Toni Morrison. No one could have said it better. When I was teaching in a foreign school outside of the US, I realized the shortage of children’s novels on the … More Write It
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