About

Backstory

 

When Jon-Erik was a boy, he spent time making ill-conceived and ineffective booby traps under a white pine tree in his backyard. He also wrote rambling and ambitious science-fiction stories, which he printed out on a dot matrix printer and arranged on the basement floor.

Today, he writes mostly at night, and enjoys scrolling through long drafts on his laptop to feel like he has accomplished something. His debut children's book,Tokyo Digs a Garden was awarded the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature in 2016. It is 32 pages long.

Jon-Erik has a bachelor of environmental studies from York University and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. 

Other things Jon-Erik can be found doing in the on and off hours include video and creative production, book readings, drinking coffee and forgetting why he walked into rooms.     

For inquiries regarding literary work or writing, please contact Emily van Beek at Folio Jr. / Folio Literary Management: Emily@foliolit.com · www.foliojr.com

Jon-Erik lives in Guelph, Ontario with his three daughters and out-of-his-league wife. He wrote this bio in the third person with one hand, bouncing his 2 month old daughter who just at this very moment spat up on his shoulder--oh for @#$%! sakes

 

 

 

Governed by the laws of physics