Here’s my Very Official Third-Person Bio for you copy-and-pasters:

Jack Cheng is a Shanghai-born, Detroit-based author of critically acclaimed fiction for young readers. His debut children’s novel, See You in the Cosmos, is winner of the 2017 Golden Kite and Great Lakes, Great Reads awards for Best Middle Grade Fiction. His next book, also for young readers, is set simultaneously in present-day Metro Detroit and 1960s Communist China. He has visited schools around the world speaking with students about finding their paths as writers and artists, and he volunteers with 826michigan on in-class writing projects in Detroit public schools. He is a 2019 Kresge Artist Fellow.

And a picture of me and my rescue pup, Matisse, amid the tall, wild grasses of Belle Isle, Detroit:

Photo of Jack and Matisse


I love hearing from readers of all kinds. I also do talks and school visits—of which you can find out more about here. The best way to reach me is to email me. Given my writing schedule and personal obligations, I don’t always respond, but know that I do read and appreciate every single message.


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