Welcome to Kimchi Voodoo! My name is Kate Gjerde and my pen name is Kate Anne Kang. This is where I’ll keep you posted on my latest readings and other shenanigans that I’m up to.

You’ve probably found this site because you’ve heard of my memoir, Given Away. You can find the book at my ebook store by clicking on this link: https://www.createspace.com/6608566.

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2017 READINGS – I’d love to meet you at one of these events!

Wednesday, May 17, 7:00, The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis MN.

Tuesday, May 23, 6:30, Rockford Road Library, Crystal MN.

Sunday, June 4, 3:00-5:00, Tin Bins Cafe, Stillwater MN.

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30, Beaverdale Bookstore, Des Moines IA.

Thursday, June 22, 1:00, Amery Community Center, Amery WI.

Wednesday, July 12, 6:30, Shell Lake Public Library, Shell Lake WI.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30, St. Louis Park Library, SLP MN – my childhood library!


Saturday, January 20, 1:00, Chanhassen Public Library, Chanhassen MN

I will be adding more readings, so check back often.

Also, I’d be happy to come to your book club, bookstore, library and maybe read a passage or two.

Additionally, if you’re interested in a Given Away Reading Guide, please contact me and I’ll send one to you!

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I live in Minnesota where I teach English language learners from grades 1-12. I enjoy solitude and socializing equally. I play in not one, but two Chinese mahjong groups (going on sixteen years), I’m in a book club, and a writing group. For peace and quiet I run with my yellow lab or curl up in my sunny writing room to read. This room is also where the magic happened–my book.

I’m happily married to my best friend, Jon. I have two teens: a daughter, 20 and a son, 16. In two years when they graduate from college and high school respectively, we will take a family trip to Korea! They will have an opportunity to see their Halmoni (grandma), my Omma, who my daughter hasn’t seen in five years, and my son since he was a baby.

Check under “Musings” for a reading I did for Listen To Your Mother Show, May, 2016 held at the Riverview Theater. YouTube: Kate Gjerde.

Contact me on FaceBook: Kate Anne Gjerde

Here’s my health tip: eat your kimchi–daily!