In conversation with Jordyn Taylor, moderated by Rachel Kempster Barry
About the author
Katie Zhao is the author of the middle grade fantasy The Dragon Warrior and its sequel, The Fallen Hero. She grew up in Michigan, where there was little for her to do besides bury her nose in a good book or a writing journal. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English and a minor in political science; she also completed her Master’s in accounting there. In her spare time, Katie enjoys reading, singing, dancing (badly), and checking out new photo-worthy restaurants. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
MFOB featured book: How We Fall Apart
This YA thriller follows scholarship student Nancy Luo and her friends at an elite Manhattan prep school after their best-friend-turned-rival Jamie Ruan is found dead. But once Jamie’s death is ruled a homicide, and an anonymous figure threatens to expose everyone’s deepest, darkest secrets on the school’s social media app, Nancy decides to find the real killer—even if it’s one of her friends.