Hen&ink Coop: Janie Bynum

About Janie Bynum

As an experienced author and illustrator, Janie has created many lovable characters and stories for younger children. Otis, her picture book about a pig who hates mud, was recognized as a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Janie is very excited about the release of her latest book, CHICK CHAT, publishing January 2021 from NorthSouth Books.

She enjoys developing characters to which children (and adults) can connect—especially through humor (and sometimes with a little bit of irony). She is currently focusing on writing and illustrating picture books for younger children and would love to develop graphic-style board books for babies and toddlers. Janie works in mixed media, including traditional watercolor and digital techniques.

Growing up in Texas, Janie graduated with a BFA in graphic design with an emphasis on illustration. She loves to travel and experience other cultures, drawing inspiration from the people, landscape, and cuisine.

She is also a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for other markets and a huge fan of the Oxford comma, em-dashes, and parentheses.

Known to her friends as a bit of a nomad, Janie and her old dog Oliver live in a nearly-100-year-old storybook house in southwest Michigan—for now.

Get in touch:

Homepage: janiebynum.com

Titles by Janie Bynum

Chick Chat

NorthSouth Books

(19 Jan 2021)

Kiki’s Blankie

Sterling Publishing





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