Kat Cho

About me

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Short Bio (53 words):

Kat Cho is a YA author who loves to incorporate her Korean heritage in her writing, especially if it involves describing food. She loves anything that encourages nerding out, including reading, K-dramas, K-pop and anime. She’s the author of Gumiho (Putnam/Penguin, 2019).

You can find her online at: Twitter | Instagram | KatChoWrites.com

Long Bio (103 words):

Kat Cho used to hide books under the bathroom sink and then sneak in there to read after bedtime. Her parents pretended not to know. This helped when she decided to write a dinosaur time-travel novel at the tender age of nine. Sadly, that book was not published. She currently lives and works in NYC and spends her free time trying to figure out what kind of puppy to adopt. Kat’s YA contemporary fantasy debut, Gumiho, comes out with Putnam Books for Young Readers/Penguin in summer 2019.

You can find her online at: Twitter | Instagram | Youtube | Write or Die Podcast | KatChoWrites.com

Fun Kat Facts

• I am a Korean American author who finds a lot/too much/just enough inspiration in K-dramas.

• I worked in cancer research in my previous life.

• I am the co-host of the Write or Die podcast where we interview writers and talk about their long (often difficult) journeys to publication!

• My favorite movie as a baby was My Neighbor Totoro, my favorite movie as a child was The Little Mermaid, my favorite movie as a pre-teen was Ever After, my favorite movie as a teen was Spaceballs.

• I don’t have a favorite K-drama, please don’t ask me to choose.

• I also don’t have a favorite Kpop group. But the first kpop group I loved was H.O.T.

• I once had a conversation with my grandmother about whether there was more than one way to say “butt” in Korean. Conclusion: probably?

• I am represented by the amazing Beth Phelan at Gallt & Zacker

• For more about GUMIHO and its sequel go here

• You can sign up for my newsletter, READICULOUS MUSINGS, here: eepurl.com/dqylFD

Posts about my writing journey so far:

My Submission Journey for GUMIHO

I’M GOING TO BE PUBLISHED

How I got my agent: A tale of writing, woe, and wishing

#OwnYourOwn: How I found my #OwnVoice

A #DVpit Success Story: Interview with Kat Cho and Beth Phelan

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