The blog of Jonathan Bing.

Even with writing and creativity as my profession, I’ve always written fiction on the side. (My first Christmas present to my wife, actually, was a picture book manuscript, as we had no money for presents…) These one-off inventions grew into a pile of children’s books manuscripts — from picture books through YA — as I became fascinated with the curious craft of storytelling.

I particularly love helping people find their voice, as it took a long time for me to discover I could write. To that end, I lead k-12 classrooms in writing and storytelling, help at the local writing center and volunteer with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Current projects:

I finished the first draft of a YA heist novel set in my hometown of Tokyo! I could not be more thrilled to be editing. Also working on a picture book manuscript and a revision on another this month.

Are you my agent?

I’m currently looking for a well-matched agent for my middle-grade novel and picture books.