Rosa Kwon Easton, AuthorWelcome!

I am in the midst of finalizing my first book. The story is about three generations of a Korean family – my family to be exact – but it’s really about fighting to hold onto one’s identity while navigating extreme cultural change, and finding who you are and where you belong.

I invite you to join me on the journey as I complete the book and get it published. Along the way I’ll share stories about my family and insights into who I am as an author (and mother, daughter, wife, attorney, etc.!). Please enter your name and email address in the box at the right, and be the first to receive my new journey entries.

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Three Generations – One Family

My first book, Echoes Across Time, is a true-life story of those who have come before me, and those who have influenced and shaped my identity. It’s about a family – my family – but also about courage and resourcefulness in the face of tremendous political, economic and cultural change. This story helps readers put into perspective their own search for self and place in the world.

Rosa Kwon Easton's Father & Grandmother

My paternal grandmother and my father in Manchuria in 1943 during WWII and the Japanese Occupation.

Rosa Kwon Easton with parents and siblings

My parents, brothers and me taken in the mid-70’s after we settled into life in California. I think this photo is still on display in my parent’s home.

Rosa Kwon Easton with husband and children
This is a recent family holiday card photo taken at our home outside of Los Angeles. Daisy is the star in her white coat!

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The Journey, Recent Articles from the Blog

  • Claire HS Graduation

Letting Go, Part 2

June 29th, 2018|10 Comments

I walk into my daughter’s room, the day after she leaves for her senior trip to Europe, and my eyes fill with tears. Clothes are strewn everywhere, tags have been cut off last-minute sock purchases, [...]

  • Rosa Kwon Easton presenting at Womenkind

I Am Womankind

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

I am eager to tell you about an organization I spoke at last week called Womankind in New York City. Formerly the New York Asian Women’s Center, Womankind works with survivors of gender-based violence to [...]

  • Rosa Easton reading her poem Mother Who Are you at Peninsula Library

Mother Who Are You?

January 19th, 2018|6 Comments

Happy New Year! I am reflecting on my writing goals for this year, and I want to share my new resolution with you:  exploring different kinds of writing! For this year’s Palos Verdes Library District [...]

  • Rosa Kwon Easton & Mark Easton

What Thanksgiving and Writing Have in Common

November 29th, 2017|2 Comments

I read several essays about Thanksgiving this year and one really resonated with me. NY Times book critic Parul Sehgal wrote that while she was making her mother-in-law’s stuffing recipe, she had an epiphany. “I’m [...]