Born in Queens, NY and raised in Florida, Joni Bing is currently a student at a prestigious university in Central Florida studying Film with a Minor in Music and Creative Writing. With the publication of the first installment of her series 'Skin Nation', Joni hopes to publish more novels and expand her audience farther than the web, with aspirations of seeing her books in libraries and bookstores worldwide!
When did you first start writing?
I've had a passion for writing ever since I was in elementary school. I fell in love with writing in fourth grade, and have been writing ever since! It's not until I reached high school that I finished my first novel, and when I did I knew I couldn't stop there.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Skin Nation was inspired by a nightmare I had actually. Years ago, I went to an arts school that was an hour from me so I would have to catch a bus at 4a.m. every morning and wouldn't get home until twelve hours later--and that's IF I didn't have after school rehearsal! One morning in March, I was listening to one of my favorite bands--Hot Hot Heat--and fell asleep listening to my favorite song on their latest album to date--"Future Breeds". I woke up and wrote down everything I saw in the nightmare. Needless to say, half of what I wrote down will actually premiere in the sequel of Skin Nation.