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. He has visited schools around the world speaking with students about finding their paths as writers and artists. 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:

Jack and Matisse

(I'm the one on the left)


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.