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Julie C Dao

Julie C. Dao fell in love with storytelling at age eight, when she discovered Nancy Drew, Anne of Green Gables, and the Choose Your Own Adventure books. She reluctantly studied medicine in college at her parents insistence, but came to realize that blood and needles were her Kryptonite (not so convenient for a doctor). By day, she worked in science news and research; by night, she wrote books about far-off lands and bold heroines unafraid to fight for their dreams. She considers writing to be her most useful skill, seeing as her other talents include: being the slowest eater on Earth, winning over other peoples cranky pets in true Disney princess fashion, and reciting Lord of the Rings movie quotes on command.

Her writing endeavors are well documented on her blog and have made her determined to help others with the same dream. When she's not making up stories, she's reminiscing about her travels in Paris, London, and Ireland, and dreaming about her next destination (hopefully Japan or New Zealand!). Julie lives, works, and writes in New England.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction
New and upcoming books
Series contributed to
   1. Broken Wish (2020)
Non fiction show
Julie C Dao recommends
Gorgeous Gruesome Faces (2023)
(Gorgeous Gruesome Faces, book 1)
Linda Cheng
"Gorgeous Gruesome Faces is a seductive and darkly glittering exploration of the price of fame and friendship, set against the spectacle of a deadly K-pop competition."
The Keeper of Night (2021)
(Keeper of Night duology, book 1)
Kylie Lee Baker
"Sharp and seductive...a fantasy with teeth."
Iron Widow (2021)
(Iron Widow, book 1)
Xiran Jay Zhao
"Like its ferocious heroine, Iron Widow is brutal, bloodthirsty and full of rage. Zetian’s fight to shatter patriarchal definitions of power makes for a truly thrilling read."

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Anthologies containing stories by Julie C Dao
Mermaids Never Drown (2023)
(Untold Legends, book 2)
edited by
Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C Parker

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