history–Vietnam War in which 300,000 South Korean troops fought (5001 were killed); the unintentional harm the American military caused to the Korean people by disposing millions of gallons of toxic chemicals called “Agent Orange” in the Korean water ways and soil; and the Korean society’s contempt against children of mixed blood, children born of unwed mothers, and those born with birth defects. It’s the story of a young man’s journey of self
discovery from an aimless American with no knowledge of himself or his roots who returns to his birth country, reunite with his Korean birth mother dying from cancer caused by consuming toxic water over time, but unexpected accident separate them permanently. Yet, through her and his deceased father’s former co-workers, he learns of his father’s greatness as well as his weakness, as an ambitious American Jesuit who fulfilled his big dreams but caused his birth and troublesome journey as an orphan forced to leave his mother who couldn’t raise
him. Still, in a mysterious way, he finds his own path–the path to a mission trip to North Korea.
the reference volumes Reading Groups Choices for 1998 and she was mentioned in Contemporary Authors 2001. Her second novel: “When a Rooster Crows at Night” is based on her own experience of the Korean War she lived through as a child. Her third “The Northern Wind: a Forced Journey to North Korea”
deals with intense inner war between the two Koreas divided by two extreme ideologies–Communism and Capitalism after WWII. Her recently published “Returned and Reborn: a Tale of a Korean Orphan Boy” published by Austin Macauley Publishers, LLC. in New York, NY.
Kansas City Star, The Sun Publication, The Graybeard, the National Korean War
Veterans Magazine, The Best Times, and Our Family (Canada), The Beat Magazine
and Korea Bridge (South Korea) and more.