31 Days of Asian Authors, Day 2: Jessica Kim

Name: Jessica Kim

Website: 
www.jesskimwrites.com

Asian background:
Korean American

What is it about your experience and upbringing that inspired you the most to write?

Years ago, I picked up my life and moved across the country to NYC. It was difficult and very lonely adjusting to a new city so I started a personal blog. To my surprise, I got a lot of joy from writing entries and hearing feedback from readers. People would encourage me to write a book and that was the first time I considered it.

Name 3 authors and 3 books:

Lisa Yee (Millicent Min, Girl Genius)

Dusti Bowling (The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus)

Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl)


What do you think is the best quality a writer can have?

Grit!

Any last words? (Fun facts, comments, something you’d like to share with the world, etc.)
It’s all about the Tutti Fruitti Jelly beans! (read my book STAND UP, YUMI CHUNG! to figure out what that means) 


Challenge: Write a one-sentence story!

But what fun would that be?

Find Stand Up, Yumi Chung! in bookstores now!

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