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November 15, 2021

Rising From the Ashes

Simon Boughton at Norton Young Readers has acquired, in an exclusive submission, author Paula Yoo’s new work of YA nonfiction, RISING FROM THE ASHES: HOW THE 1992 LOS ANGELES UPRISING BRIDGED TWO COMMUNITIES. The book will explore a milestone in recent American history — the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest movement, focusing on the destruction and rebirth of LA’s historic Koreatown and taking an in-depth look at the relationship between the Korean American and Black communities during these events and since. Publication: Fall 2023. (Poster: Kalaya’an Mendoza. Shirt: Black Heroes Matter. Button: Inclusive Randomness.)

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Young adult, biographies and picture books

Writers’ Room

Screenwriting credits

Olympic Boulevard

(Peacock – in development): Creator, Executive Producer, Writer

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

(Freeform): Co-Executive Producer


(The CW): Co-Executive Producer

Greenhouse Academy

(Netflix): Co-EP/Co-Creator w/ Giora Chamizer


(SyFy): Supervising Producer

Mozart In the Jungle

(Amazon): Supervising Producer


(SyFy): Producer

Side Order of Life

(Lifetime): Executive Story Editor

Hidden Palms

(The CW): Story Editor

Beyond the Break

(The N): Staff Writer

Tru Calling

(FOX): Staff Writer

The West Wing

(NBC): Staff Writer


K-Pop-Themed Drama “Olympic Boulevard” in works at Peacock from Paula Yoo, Kyle Hanagami & Neil Meron. OLYMPIC BOULEVARD is about a disgraced Korean American former K-Pop star who finds his chance at redemption and a possible comeback when he agrees to teach at one of the first K-Pop training schools in America.