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 illustrate a young graphic novel/picture book series. Janie works in mixed media, including traditional watercolor and digital techniques.
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 plans to spend more time in southwest England and in France.
Janie 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 lives in a nearly-100-year-old storybook house in southwest Michigan–for now.
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