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Gloria Chao

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Gloria Chao is an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer.

Her debut novel, AMERICAN PANDA, received four starred trade reviews, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and Indie’s Next Pick, and is nominated for several awards including YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adult. Her second novel, MISALIGNED, is forthcoming fall 2019.

Gloria currently lives in Chicago and is always up for cooperative board games, Dance Dance Revolution, or soup dumplings. She was also once a black belt in kung-fu and a competitive dancer, but that side of her was drilled and suctioned out.

Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at gloriachao.wordpress.com and find her on Twitter @gloriacchao.

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Gloria Chao Absolutely everything.

Three years ago, I made the incredibly hard decision to change careers from dentist to writer. It was difficult because of the…more
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Three years ago, I made the incredibly hard decision to change careers from dentist to writer. It was difficult because of the amount of uncertainty in this industry (and because of how much blood, sweat and tears—literally—went into my dental career), but I've never loved life more. I wake up every morning (okay, mid-morning) in disbelief that my real life is better than my dreams. I get to write every day, all day long. And I get to wear pajamas. I mean before, as a dentist, I could wear scrubs, which I used to lie to myself and say they were pajamas, but really they were just comfy clothes for your patients to spit and bleed on. Now, I am truly wearing pajamas to work.(less)
Gloria Chao Some days are better writing days than others, but the beauty of this process is that there's flexibility. Editing, reading other novels, reading…moreSome days are better writing days than others, but the beauty of this process is that there's flexibility. Editing, reading other novels, reading craft books, building your social media platform—all of these further your career, and there is always one on the list I'm excited to tackle.(less)
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American Panda

3.89 avg rating — 2,859 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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I’ll be traveling the next few months promoting American Panda!

My schedule through June:

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Where to find me this Sunday at LA Times Festival of Books:

10:00am: Signing in Booth #732 with Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll

12:30pm-1:30pm: YA Stage, Forging Your Own Path panel with Mary H.K. Choice, Zan Romanoff, Amy Spalding (moderator)

1:30pm: Signing in signing area 9

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“And right now I had no idea where I ended and my parents began.”
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