CHANNILLO
Amache's America
By Kelly Fumiko Weiss

Series Description:

Amache's America follows three-generations of Japanese-American women, centering around Angela. On the same day Angela finds out her grandmother has died, she also finds out she is pregnant. Conflicted over whether or not she actually wants to have children, she attends her grandmother's funeral and is unexpectedly gifted a box of old journals and audio recordings. Over the coming days and weeks, she immerses herself in them, learning about what it was like for her mother to marry a white man in the 1960's/70's and what it was like for her grandmother in the Japanese Internment camps. As she grapples with her own biracial identity, and what the cultural identity of her baby will be, she ultimately takes comfort and strength in the stories of the women in her life and rediscovers the importance of her family's rich heritage in this country.

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Kelly Fumiko Weiss:

Kelly Weiss loves books, TV, movies, music, politics - anything that tells a story. 

When she's not writing or obsessing about writing, Kelly loves to travel, locally and abroad, is obsessed with her hometown of Chicago, loves to try new recipes and new restaurants, and most of all, loves connecting with friends and family.

Kelly loves to meet other authors, so please reach out. And if you'd like to learn more about writing from writers, check out her website, kellyfumikoweiss.com and the #writersquick5 series. She is always looking for new authors to feature and promote.  

Notes:

While Amache's America is 100% fiction, it definitely draws some inspiration from my real life. My grandmother was in the Japanese Internment camps, my mother did marry a white man (much to her parents' chagrin) and I have always felt defined by my mixed race heritage. That being said, the comparison really stops there. In fact, my family history is so chock-filled with drama, it would probably seem too far-fetched for a book series! 

Writing Amache's America has been a really great chance to take certain nuggets of our family experience and put them into characters that are so wholly different from us, all while exploring these very familiar themes. I hope you enjoy it! 







Series Description:

Amache's America follows three-generations of Japanese-American women, centering around Angela. On the same day Angela finds out her grandmother has died, she also finds out she is pregnant. Conflicted over whether or not she actually wants to have children, she attends her grandmother's funeral and is unexpectedly gifted a box of old journals and audio recordings. Over the coming days and weeks, she immerses herself in them, learning about what it was like for her mother to marry a white man in the 1960's/70's and what it was like for her grandmother in the Japanese Internment camps. As she grapples with her own biracial identity, and what the cultural identity of her baby will be, she ultimately takes comfort and strength in the stories of the women in her life and rediscovers the importance of her family's rich heritage in this country.

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Every Other Week
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Kelly Fumiko Weiss:

Kelly Weiss loves books, TV, movies, music, politics - anything that tells a story. 

When she's not writing or obsessing about writing, Kelly loves to travel, locally and abroad, is obsessed with her hometown of Chicago, loves to try new recipes and new restaurants, and most of all, loves connecting with friends and family.

Kelly loves to meet other authors, so please reach out. And if you'd like to learn more about writing from writers, check out her website, kellyfumikoweiss.com and the #writersquick5 series. She is always looking for new authors to feature and promote.  

Notes:

While Amache's America is 100% fiction, it definitely draws some inspiration from my real life. My grandmother was in the Japanese Internment camps, my mother did marry a white man (much to her parents' chagrin) and I have always felt defined by my mixed race heritage. That being said, the comparison really stops there. In fact, my family history is so chock-filled with drama, it would probably seem too far-fetched for a book series! 

Writing Amache's America has been a really great chance to take certain nuggets of our family experience and put them into characters that are so wholly different from us, all while exploring these very familiar themes. I hope you enjoy it!