Frances Park

Frances Park

Frances Park began writing furiously as a ten-year-old on her father's Underwood typewriter. Blue ribbon, onionskin paper - click, click, click! In high school, she was published by Columbia University and the Evening Star newspaper. Decades later, she's still clicking away.

One of the earliest authors to write about contemporary Korean-American life, Frances has published numerous short stories and novels including the heartbreaking "When My Sister Was Cleopatra Moon". In addition, she and her sister Ginger have co-authored five highly praised children's books including "My Freedom Trip: A Child's Escape from North to South Korea", winner of The International Reading Association Award; "The Royal Bee", winner of The Joan B. Sugarman Award; and "Good-bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong", described by Newsweek magazine as "the perfect all-American story".

Frances has been interviewed on 'Good Morning America', CNN, the Diane Rehm Show, Voice of America and NPR. When she's not in writing mode, she's at Chocolate Chocolate, a sweet boutique in Washington, DC where she and her sis share bonbons and chat with customers. Indeed the two penned a memoir "CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE: The True Story of Two Sisters, Tons of Treats, and the Little Shop That Could" (St. Martin's/Thomas Dunne Books), a story that describes a quarter century of dripping chocolate love.

Her most recent work is a co-authored cookbook for children with food allergies. "Allergies, Away! Creative Eats and Mouthwatering Treats for Kids Allergic to Nuts, Dairy, and Eggs" (St. Martin's Griffin, May 2013) is dedicated to her beloved nephew Justin.

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