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Gloria Chao

Gloria Chao is an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer. AMERICAN PANDA is her debut novel, coming out February 6, 2018 from Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster.

Gloria currently lives in Chicago with her ever-supportive husband, for whom she became a nine-hole golfer (sometimes seven). She 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 and find her on Twitter @gloriacchao.

Genres: Young Adult Romance
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Our Year of Maybe (2019)
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"Rachel Lynn Solomon's melodic writing brings to life a must-read story that elegantly explores the complexity of mixing friendship, love, and a gift that can never be repaid. With hope, humor, and characters you dream and bleed with, I was up late devouring this. Beautifully told."
The Perfect Escape (2020)
(Perfect Escape , book 1)
Suzanne Park
"Suzanne Park's debut was a thrilling ride with lovable characters and plenty of belly laughs."
What I Like About You (2020)
Marisa Kanter
"What I Like About You is real, relatable, and as sweet as a One True Pastry cupcake. Marisa Kanter's voice will resonate with readers. I couldn't put this one down!"
I'll Be the One (2020)
(I'll Be the One, book 1)
Lyla Lee
"I'll Be the One delivers on all dimensions: a swoony ship, body positivity, a complex mother-daughter relationship, and a realistic, relatable protagonist readers will root for!"
Tokyo Ever After (2021)
(Tokyo Ever After, book 1)
Emiko Jean
"Move over, Mia Thermopolis! Princess Izumi will completely capture your heart while making you laugh nonstop. With an unforgettable voice and a heart-fluttering romance, Tokyo Ever After is an instant favorite."
XOXO (2021)
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"A feel-good, page-turning, swoony read!"
Once Upon a K-Prom (2022)
Kat Cho
"Once Upon a K-Prom is a fun, swoony, fresh romance. Strong, passionate Elena completely stole my heart from the first page. Readers are sure to fall in love with Elena and Robbie!"
Seoulmates (2022)
Susan Lee
"Adorable, heartfelt, and guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!"
If You Could See the Sun (2022)
Ann Liang
"Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written, If You Could See the Sun was a thrilling ride that hooked me from start to finish. Ann Liang is a fantastic new voice in YA!"

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