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Julie C. Dao

Julie Dao (www.juledao.com) is a proud Vietnamese-American who was born in upstate New York, and then was raised amidst the fields and sloping mountains of New England. She went to college to become a doctor, but (go figure) came out ready to pursue her passion of creative writing. She is greatly influenced by the work of Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, Maggie Stiefvater, Jhumpa Lahiri, Neil Gaiman, and Laini Taylor. Julie lives in New England. Follow her on Twitter @jules_writes.