I'm Jo Frances (J.F.) Penn, Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers, dark fantasy, and crime.
My stories blend strong characters with adventure at the edge of the supernatural.
I live in Bath, England and when I'm not traveling for book research, I enjoy walking by the canal, and a nice gin and tonic. I'm married and we have two British short-hair cats, Cashew and Noisette, who often feature on my Instagram @jfpennauthor !
I share my travels and interview other authors about the places that inspire them on my Books And Travel Podcast.
I love reading, and my favorite authors include John Connolly, Jonathan Maberry, and Stephen King. Here’s a list of books I love. I also read a lot of non-fiction, mostly travel, entrepreneurship, psychology, and religion.
You can see lots of pictures from my travels and book research on Instagram including my travels, adventures and writing inspiration.
I also share updates on what I'm working on now, as well as on social media.
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J.F. Penn is the Award-nominated, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ARKANE action-adventure thrillers, Mapwalker fantasy adventures, and the Brooke & Daniel psychological thrillers, as well as other stories. Her books weave together ancient artifacts, relics of power, international locations, and adventure with an edge of the supernatural. Jo lives in Bath, England, with her husband and two British shorthair cats, Cashew and Noisette. She enjoys a nice G&T.
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2017. Destroyer of Worlds, ARKANE book 8 was a Finalist in the International Thriller Writer Award for Best Ebook Original.
2016. ARKANE boxset 1, containing Stone of Fire, Crypt of Bone, and Ark of Blood, hit the USA Today list.
2014. I became a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author as part of ‘Deadly Dozen,’ a box-set with ‘The Twelve' thriller and mystery authors. It featured my novella, One Day in Budapest.
2013. I wrote a series of short stories based on Dante’s Inferno for Kobo’s Descent contest, a promo for the launch of Dan Brown’s Inferno. I later re-edited it and re-published as a trilogy of short stories, A Thousand Fiendish Angels.