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Frances Park & Ginger Park (& Jefferson too!)

 

Frances & Ginger at Chocolate Chocolate

Ginger reading at Hollin Meadows in Fairfax County Public Schools

Welcome to our writing world: It goes without saying that YES we are sisters as well as authors and co-authors of many books – novels, nonfiction memoir and award-winning children’s books.

2018: We are working on a non-fiction book proposal for our next project titled: The Chocolate Notebook.

Also: Frances, represented by Sonia Land of Sheil Land Associates, has recently completed two novels: Blue Rice, a timely story of a woman from North Korea who survives what fate deals her following the Korean War as both a refugee in her own divided country and then an immigrant in 1960′s America; and Ahn Love, a love story Korean American style. Her short fiction and personal essays have been published or are forthcoming from USA Today, The Chicago Quarterly, The Massachusetts Review, The London Magazine, The Hawaii Review, Arts & Letters, and Gulf Coast Journal, to mention a few. Her essay “You Two Are So Beautiful Together” – about her and her mother smuggling money out of South Korea in 1980 – earned a spot on the “Best American Essays 2017” Notable List.

Ginger is represented by Lucinda Karter of the Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency, LLC. Ginger recently completed a historical middle grade/YA crossover novel, but truly a book for young and old, entitled THE HUNDRED CHOICES DEPARTMENT STORE. Here is a short description: Set in Sinuiju, Korea (northern Korea) in the aftermath of World War II, the novel is inspired by my mother’s remembrances of her family’s painful struggles during the Russian invasion of their beloved hometown, and ultimate flight to South Korea just prior to the outbreak of the Korean War. While many young readers are aware of the current North Korean and Russian chaos monopolizing the airwaves, very few children know the history behind the troubles that have plagued the Korean peninsula for over sixty years.

Ginger is currently working on a YA book tentatively titled The Magnificent Mugunghwa Hotel.

Frances and Ginger also co-own Chocolate Chocolate, a magical little sweet shop located in Washington, DC, voted BEST CHOCOLATE SHOP by the readers of Washingtonian magazine. If you can’t visit us in the shop, you can always visit us online at chocolatedc.com.

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Publication Release Date: May 10, 2011, Discount on Pre-Ordered Copies at Amazon.com

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