is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a BA in English and political science in 2017 and a master of accounting degree in 2018. She is the author of the Dragon Warrior series, How We Fall Apart
, Last Gamer Standing
, and the Winnie Zeng series. She's a passionate advocate for diverse representation in literature and media.
“A hilarious tussle between homework, family, and heroism, everyone will be rooting for Winnie Zeng
.” —Kwame Mbalia, #1 New York Times
"Funny, fast-paced, and deliciously fun.
Readers beware: this book will make you hungry for more words—and definitely some mooncakes!” —Graci Kim, New York Times
bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star
“A hilarious adventure, and a heartfelt journey
about learning to love who you are.” —Remy Lai, author-illustrator of Pie in the Sky
"Katie Zhao whips up a delightful contemporary fantasy about appreciating your culture and standing up for yourself . . . young readers will gobble up this hilarious and charming
story!” —E.L. Shen, author of The Comeback
"Realistic and relatable. A fun, fast-paced fantasy with heart.
"Readers will likely eagerly anticipate the next outing
to see how Winnie, sardonic and brave, continues to evolve into the hero the world needs." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books