Gloria Chao is an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer. She 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. AMERICAN PANDA is her debut novel. Visit her tea-and- book-filled world at gloriachao.wordpress.com and find her on Twitter @gloriacchao.