Hometown: Novi, Mich.
Katie Zhao is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the author of The Dragon Warrior book series and the upcoming Winnie Zeng series. She has two books — How We Fall Apart and Last Gamer Standing — coming out in August and September respectively. As a Chinese American writer, Zhao’s work is dedicated to promoting Asian American representation in young adult (YA) literature. How We Fall Apart is one of the top Asian American YA pre-orders on Amazon.
Zhao also makes school visits to talk about her books and writing process to encourage young readers and writers.
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