12 Tips on Individuality From Award-Winning Novelist Jean Kwok

For BlogHer's monthly series of 12 tips to help you Own Your Beauty, novelist Jean Kwok takes on this month's theme: Individuality. ...more
Great list! Even if you only follow suggestion #1, and speak to yourself as if you were your own ...more

(INTERVIEW) Girl in Translation Author Jean Kwok & BlogHer

Jean Kwok's Girl in Translation was one of the May selections for BlogHer Book Club, and we've been talking up a storm about the novel. We opened to the floor to questions from BlogHers, and Jean has obliged by sending us answers! Find out about the time she was accused of cheating, who her favorite authors are and what kinds of books she reads to hone her craft. ...more

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What Would You Ask "Girl in Translation" Author Jean Kwok?

Ever finish a book and wish that you could ask the author some questions? BlogHer Book Club featured author Jean Kwok wants to answer your questions! ...more

How do you respond when people say they can't believe that such conditions exist in America? ...more

Missing Mother

I’m going to miss Mother’s Day with my kids again this May, for the second year in a row. Both times the reason is that I need to be on national tour for my debut novel, Girl in Translation: last year for its publication and this year for the paperback release. My boys are seven and four years old, still young enough to love their mommy without reservation or judgment. When they miss me, they miss me with all their little hearts. ...more

These are such wonderful comments. Love hearing about everyone's moms.

xo Jean

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My Brother Broke My Heart by Jean Kwok

Let me tell you about the worst thing that has ever happened to me. As the youngest of seven children, I used to lie in bed and worry about the rest of my family all dying before me. My only consolation was my older brother Kwan, who was the closest to me in age. We would go through it together, until the bitter end, and in my over-imaginative mind, I thought that saying good-bye to him would be the worst of all. Then, in November 2009, Kwan disappeared a few days before Thanksgiving weekend. ...more
Jean,  I'm truly so very sorry to hear about your loss.  I last saw Kwan in August where he had ...more