3.21.19 It’s been 2 years since Please Love Umma was first published, and it’s been quite a ride. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and who continue to support to this day. A lot has changed since then as I gave birth to our first child, Matthew, in May of 2018, and … More Happy 2 Year Anniversary to Please Love Umma!
4.17.17 Book Release Info for Please Love Umma in the Korea Daily Newspaper. Thank you for your support!
3.25.17 A big THANK YOU to the fifty guests who attended the book release/ launch party for Please Love Umma last night! I was so blessed by your support and love. A special thank you to DJ Dvido for spinning the night away with some awesome tunes. It was so much fun celebrating with everyone. Here … More An Amazing Evening in the Arts District of Downtown, Los Angeles
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
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
3.2.2017 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
2/15/17 My favorite kimchi dish is kimchi pork stew! There are so many different ways to eat kimchi. How do you enjoy your kimchi? Please comment below! “In the kitchen, Umma was in her apron, squatting, with her stubby toes planted on the cold floor. A huge plastic bucket was in front of her, and … More What is your favorite kimchi dish?
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