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Graci Kim is a Korean-Kiwi author of MG and YA books, currently based in New Zealand.
She writes novels about girls who are full of dreams and hungry for magic. She grew up wishing she could read books about girls that looked like her, so now she's committed to putting her diversity onto the page.
In 2018, Graci was shortlisted for the NZ Storylines Tessa Duder Award for YA fiction. She is a 2019 #Pitchwars MG mentor; is a 2017 alumnus of the AuthorMentorMatch programme; and is the Communications Officer for the NZ Society of Authors (Wellington branch).
When she’s not writing, Graci is a diplomat for NZ’s foreign service. She is also a knitter of aesthetically-challenged scarves, is really good at eating all the things, and believes most of our daily problems can be solved by hugging a dog (or many).
You think you’ve got me all figured out?
There’s no better way of getting to know someone than rummaging through their dirty laundry. I’d rather you left my poor laundry basket alone (please?), so I’ve devised a cunning quiz instead.
I dare you to get them all right. Then click the button below to find out just how wrong you were…
When I was 16, I ran away with the circus because:
A: I wanted to become a trapeze artist
B: I was pursuing a love interest
C: A family friend ran the circus and let me come
Which of these statements is false?
A: I used to run a business that turned children’s drawings into real life plush toys
B: I used to have bright pink hair and sang in an all-girls punk rock band
C: I used to host a cooking show that designed meals to fit the mood you’re in
D: I once recorded a demo CD of my songs and sold them in the school uniform shop
Which of the following is a genuine fear of mine?
A: Trypophobia - the fear of closely-packed holes or bumps
B: Cryophobia - the fear of ice or cold
C: Pogonophobia - the fear of beards
D: Aichmophobia - the fear of needles or pointed objects
Which of the following sensations do I appreciate the most?
A: The feeling of soft wool on my skin
B: The feeling of the first swim of summer
C: The feeling of freshly cut fingernails
Which country is the one I haven’t lived in before?