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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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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)
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RENT A BOYFRIEND is out today!

Dearest Readers,





I’m so thrilled that RENT A BOYFRIEND is out in the world today.





This book is for the readers of color who seldom see themselves or their culture in rom coms. I wrote this for you.









RENT A BOYFRIEND is inspired by a real life practice in some Asian countries where women sometimes feel so pressured to bring home the right boyfriend that they hire a fake one.





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