A recipient of a Glass Woman Prize, J.A. Pak's writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including Atticus Review, Art/Life, Everyday Genius, Identity Theory, Kartika Review, Quarterly West, Split Quarterly, The Smoking Poet, and The Subterranean Journal.
She also blogs about:
Food [ http://notjuliachild.blogspot.com/ ]
TV [ http://tvkitty.blogspot.com/ ]
And can be found at Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5112575.J_A_Pak
Where to find J.A. Pak online
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All Married Together
Marriage was the last thing on their minds when Chess and Will first met. Which was in the middle of a freak snowstorm that left them stranded for two days at the airport. Neither had ever been married, nor had really expected to marry. They were two very busy people and romance wasn’t a part of their hectic schedules.
Lonely and friendless, Arlene lives in a flimsy walk-up. One day a glamorous woman moves in upstairs. Can they become friends? (An original short story.)
Vicious dogs named Waldo, love potions, lost souls overflow an old house with haunting memories. Beautifully written, heartbreaking to read.
Romance of the 3 Djinn
"Your eyes are so black. So black. As black as the heart of the devil," Esmene's grandmother tells her. All her life, Esmene's had an uncanny feeling of unbelonging. And then one day she meets a boy whose eyes are as black as hers. Taking her hand, he slips her into a world of strange beauty and great danger. The Djinn world.
The Stone Garden
In a crumbling garden of stone, a lonely little girl meets a mysterious woman. Is the lovely lady a ghost? A witch? Good or evil? (An original short story.)
Buy Her A Diamond Before It's Too Late
Ever since Marta kissed Fen, strange and disturbing things have happened. Lucy, Marta's best friend, thinks it's because she kissed the wrong frog. Marta begins to wonder. And when an urban prophet commands Fen to "buy her a diamond before it's too late", Marta's world is turned completely upside down. Chick lit for smart chicks, a fun novel full of old crushes and new loves.
So Easy To Love
Fired from her dream job, broken-hearted Smithie goes back home to recover from the shock. Her new job is as dead-end as they come. But her new boss is something entirely different. She's finding that he's so very easy to love. And that's a problem.
Her heart shattered, Lily cries on the shoulder of a mysterious stranger. He mends her heart but has dark secrets of his own. Secrets that span thousands of years. A story of love, revenge and redemption.
Act of Creation & Other Stories
Food, obsession, heartbreak. Three stories. (These stories first appeared in the literary magazines Quarterly West, Tatlin's Tower and VerbSap.)