Who is J.F. Penn?
I love reading and always dreamed of writing my own books, but I spent many years thinking about it before I actually took the plunge. However, I did write a lot of journals during my many years as a corporate business consultant!
I have a Masters degree in Theology from the University of Oxford, Mansfield College and also a Graduate Diploma in Psychology – both interests are entwined into my writing, as well as an obsession with the supernatural.
In Feb 2011, I published my first thriller novel ‘Pentecost’ available on Amazon and other online retailers. I blogged the journey and you can read all about the experience by clicking here. Pentecost continues to sell well, remaining in the Amazon Kindle bestseller charts in Action-Adventure and Religious Fiction months after launch. It has 69 Amazon reviews averaging 4 stars.
The second ARKANE thriller, Prophecy, was published in January 2012 and has 16 reviews averaging 4.5 stars.
Exodus was published Dec 2012, and in early 2013, I wrote the Sin series of short stories based on Dante’s Inferno for Kobo’s Descent contest, a promo for the launch of Dan Brown’s Inferno.
On a more personal note, I love reading on my Kindle and I put my book reviews on Goodreads. You can connect with me here. My favorite authors include James Rollins, Matt Reilly, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child but I read eclectically and also read a lot of non-fiction, mostly travel, psychology and religion.
I also run a website for writers, The Creative Penn: Adventures in Writing, Publishing and Book Marketing where I help others on the journey to becoming an author.
I’m married and live with my husband in South London, England. I’m a cat lover and I enjoy a glass of pinot noir along with chocolate as my main vice. I walk a lot and travelling is my main addiction. I definitely have itchy foot syndrome. I love to move on!
You can see lots of pictures from my life here, including my travels, adventures and writing inspiration.
If you’d like to connect more personally, contact me here.