For Press And Bloggers

I’m always happy to consider speaking engagements, interviews and appearances, as well as speaking to writing / book groups, book bloggers or journalists.

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(e) or twitter: @thecreativepenn
I’m based in London, England but I’m always happy to connect on Skype for interviews.


J.F.Penn is an independent author, currently un-agented. Open to offers from entrepreneurial, business-minded agents/publishers/producers etc for rights discussions.

Images for download:

Small Color Headshot

Large Color Headshot

Small B&W Headshot

Large B&W Headshot

Please credit images of J.F.Penn shot by Mim Saxl, Oxford photographer.

Pentecost Cover

Prophecy Cover

Book cover design by Joel Friedlander at and Derek Murphy at CreativIndie

Media Profile and Publications:

BBCNews BusinessSky NewsSky News Sunrise, 6 Jan 2014. On changing career and quitting my job to become an author.

The Independent, 28 Dec 2013: New year, new life. On changing career to a lifestyle you love

Jewish Press, Dec 11, 2013: How to tell your story to the world. Interview with Goldstein on Gelt

The Guardian, 19 Nov 2013. Joanna Penn named as one of The Guardian Top 100 Culture Professionals 2013 in the Publishing category.

BBC News Business, 22 August 2013. Ebook Revolution: Breaking through in the digital age.

BBC World News (TV) 22 August, 2013. Ebook revolution piece starts at 8:39 and I’m on at 10:12

wired logo May 2013: Descent Into Hell for Kobo Puzzle Contest

Publisher’s Weekly May 2013: Kobo experiments with experiential game. Based on short stories written by J.F.Penn.

Publishing Perspectives: Can’t wait for Dan Brown’s Inferno? Kobo has the answer

Forbes.comForbes March 2013: Self-Publishing and Hybrid Authors

Houston Chronicle, Sept 2012: Author Joanna Penn hires an agent despite self-publishing success

London Word. Sept 2012. Writer & entrepreneur. June 2012. Creative penning. Gender in publishing and using initials as a female thriller writer (pg. 3)

Huffington PostHuffington Post. Scary good indie books for Halloween. Pentecost #7 on list.


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  1. Rex Roffler says

    I was privledged to read an advanced copy of ONE DAY IN BUDAPEST. My only regret about the book ( novella) is that it was over too fast. Great story with good action. What takes place in the book is only too believable; and could be a match for the front page headlines — almost.