Jonathan Baldie

Hi there! I am a software engineer in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

I work as a Lead Engineer at VesselsValue, leading the development of their Trade product with a team of developers.


I maintain some open source projects in my spare time, including


I released my first non-fiction book, The 24 Laws of Storytelling, on 15th November 2018.

In its first month, 24 Laws became a #1 Best Seller in the Book Publishing Reference category on Amazon.com and #3 Best Seller in the Fiction Writing Reference category.

A year later I released Social Intelligence, a book aimed to help readers understand their colleagues better in the workplace.


I have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Edinburgh, and a master’s degree in mathematics from the Open University.


This site is mainly for book and career updates. You can find dedicated writing tips at Writing Advice and long-form essays at my Substack.