About Me



Brenda Paik Sunoo is a California-based writer and photojournalist. Sunoo majored in sociology and education at UCLA, and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. She worked for more than 20 years as a reporter and senior editor at various newspapers and magazines, including the Modesto Bee, LA Times, Orange County Register and the Korea Times. While living in Vietnam between 2002 and 2009, she worked as a photojournalist and published "Vietnam Moment." Sunoo also became interested in Jeju Island's women of the sea, known as haenyeo and lived in the divers' villages for 7 months over the course of a three-year period.. "Moon Tides--Jeju Island Grannies of the Sea" is her homage to these aging divers. 

Other books: 

Seaweed and Shamans--Inheriting the Gifts of Grief 

When not writing or shooting photos, Brenda is also a Reiki master and bereavement specialist Go to: