My novel, White Mulberry, opens in Korea in the 1930s and follows a young woman named Miyoung, who leaves her impoverished village for Japan in search of a better future. But once there, she faces racial prejudice among many obstacles, as she tries to forge a new identity in an unwelcome new country. This story, and the sequel, Red Seal, are inspired by my grandmother’s life. My mission is to amplify voices that have been overlooked and spur others to explore and share their own family stories.
I invite you to join me on The Journey blog as I navigate writing books, signing with my agent, and landing a two-book deal with Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing! Please scroll through my past posts to read about my path to publication, and enter your name and email address in the box at the right to receive my new entries. I can’t wait for my books to come out in fall 2024 and fall 2026!
Rosa Kwon Easton