Maija Rhee Devine

Archive for October, 2023

America & Me – Rhee Maija

Posted on: October 30th, 2023 by Maija Rhee Devine

This is an extremely important story of the Korean War, my own personal story. The video is about 3 min. long. 

The video has been posted to the US Embassy website as well.


How a Belief in Chinese Zodiac Signs Affects People Especially Women

Posted on: October 18th, 2023 by admin

Here is a link to my story about the belief in Zodiac signs and how it affects women AND men and the business of fortune telling (you’ll find humor in the story!)

Click here to find The Korea Times story, fortunetelling



Upcoming Changes to The Voices of Heaven

Posted on: October 18th, 2023 by Maija Rhee Devine

What am I working on … 

My autobiographical novel, The Voices of Heaven, is undergoing a change from a novel to a poetry plus art book. Planning to have 30 poems by me about the characters and stories in the book, and art works (illustrations) by Jane Chu, the 11th Chair of the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts. Hoping to have art works from her by Christmas or early next year. 

My interview with CBS about this book has gone viral. I am getting swamped with invitations to give book talks at retirement homes, libraries and groups of a few people at a time. It’s great that the book is being publicized by a mainstream U.S. Network like CBS. 

The Happiness Screen in Smithsonian’s Folk Life Magazine

Posted on: October 18th, 2023 by dev01
The Happiness Screen
The Smithsonian #FolkLifeMagazine published a story of my mother and me in Korea and the U.S. based on the major stories told in my autobiographical novel about Korea, The Voices of Heaven. #JaneChu, an artist and former Chair of the #NationalEndowmentForTheArts (#NEA) prepared this story together with me. The wonderful illustrations are her artwork.
Here’s the link to The Happiness Screen: A Korean Daughter’s Story of Pain and Hope.
The photo: Maija with her mom’s folding screen, which she named “Happiness Screen.”
Find it on my Facebook page, too.

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