About Me


Gloria Chao is an acclaimed author and screenwriter. Her novels include American Panda, Our Wayward Fate, Rent a Boyfriend, and When You Wish Upon a Lantern (out 2.14.2023). 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. When she’s not writing, you can find her on the curling ice, where she and her husband are world-ranked in mixed doubles.

Her award-winning books have received starred trade reviews; were Junior Library Guild, Indie Next List, YALSA Teens’ Top 10, Amelia Bloomer List, and YALSA Amazing Audiobook selections; and were featured on the “Best of” lists of Seventeen, Bustle, Barnes & Nobles, PopSugar, Paste Magazine, Booklist, Chicago Public Library, Bank Street, and more.

Gloria is on the NaNoWriMo Writers Board and was a 2022 We Need Diverse Books Mentor and 2019 PitchWars mentor.

Find her on Twitter and Instagram @GloriacChao.


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