Get To Know Pippa Park!

Jan 31, 2020 by Erin Yun
From left to right are three images relating to three behind-the-book facts about Pippa Park: a pot filled with the Korean stew kimchi-jigae (the heroine’s favorite food), a gray-black cat (Pippa’s neighbor has a cat named after Charles Dickens’ pen name), and Pippa Park in her school uniform with a basketball (she plays basketball).

Pippa Park Raises Her Game is on sale in five days! So I am sharing five behind-the-book facts about our newest heroine:

#1 Pippa’s neighbor, Mrs. Lee, has a cat named Boz, which was inspired by Charles Dickens' pen name. 
#2 I like to take personality quizzes to develop my characters. For Myers-Briggs, Pippa is an ESFP (Extroverted, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving).
#3 I chose to have Pippa Park play basketball because I played in middle school. However, Pippa is a lot better than me.  
#4 Kimchi-jjigae is one of my and Pippa’s favorite dishes. 
#5 Boys Over Flowers, a Korean drama, influenced my decision to have Pippa’s sister, Mina, own a laundromat.

To find out more about Pippa Park, pick up a copy of Pippa Park Raises Her Game out Tuesday, February 4th!