About Me

G.Chao.pngMIT grad turned dentist turned writer.

Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of American PandaOur Wayward Fate (releasing October 15, 2019), and Rent a Boyfriend (fall 2020).

Her wayward journey to fiction included studying business at MIT, then becoming a dentist. Gloria was once a black belt in kung-fu and an avid dancer, but nowadays you can find her teaming up with her husband on the curling ice.

AMERICAN PANDA received four starred trade reviews, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and Indie’s Next Pick, and is a Seventeen MagazineBustlePopSugar, Chicago Public Library, and Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2018.