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Would you like to see The Iron Butterfly developed into a movie?

I have been writing for children most of my life. Several years back, though, a surprising, highly unusual and deeply moving story came to me and I felt compelled to write it.


I wrote The Iron Butterfly for YA and adult audiences and it was published by Pelican. Recently it was selected as one of the three finalists in the Book Pipeline competition for its high cinematic potential. Master Harmon and I are very excited about this, and so are many other people who have read the book.


Today, I present you with a summary of the book. What do you think? Would you like to see this story developed into a movie? If you are inclined to, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Thank you!




Giving up is not an option...


"Set in South Korea and in the United States between the 1950s and 2000s, THE IRON BUTTERFLY recasts the genre of women-in-unconventional-roles into a modern, "hard to put down" (Book Bargains and Previews) action/drama featuring the heroine, a woman determined to become a martial arts master, and those who relentlessly oppose her from reaching her dream.


CHOON-OK JADE HARMON is expected to follow in the footsteps of a traditional Korean woman — to marry a Korean man, have children, and care for her family and her husband's parents — but she refuses to follow that path. Sick and tired of living at the edge of survival, Choon-Ok commits to becoming financially independent and personally fulfilled by training in martial arts. Immediately, her family forbids her to pursue such non-traditional, unfeminine idea, and later, martial arts masters quietly conspire to sabotage her ambition. Choon-Ok draws from her fierce determination and defies them all, regardless of the consequences."


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