About Me MIT grad turned dentist turned writer. I am a young adult author writing full-time in Chicago. Look out for my debut novel, AMERICAN PANDA, coming spring 2018 from Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster! I am always up for cooperative board games, Dance Dance Revolution, or soup dumplings. I was also once a black belt in kung-fu and a competitive dancer, but that side of me was drilled and suctioned out. Proudly represented by Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.