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Gloria Chao

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Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, and the upcoming Rent a Boyfriend. When she’s not writing, you can find her with her husband on the curling ice or hiking the Indiana Dunes. After a brief detour as a dentist, she is now grateful to spend her days in fictional characters’ heads instead of real people’s mouths.

Visit her tea-and-book-filled world at GloriaChao.Wordpress.com, and find her on Twitter and Instagram @GloriacChao.

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American Panda

3.81 avg rating — 7,071 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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Our Wayward Fate

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RENT A BOYFRIEND Cover and First Chapter

Hello dear readers!

It’s been a little while since I updated here, and I apologize. I’m more active onTwitter andInstagram these days. I also have an infrequent newsletter (2-3 times a year) that goes out with my updates. Feel free to find me in one of those places!

Since my last post, OUR WAYWARD FATE was launched into the world, and it’s been out for 4 months! Thank you to everyone who has read

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I wrote Our Wayward Fate to explore:
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“I couldn't go through life as a shadow.”
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