John Pendleton is the pen name of John Cowpe, a former newspaper editor who had a 39-year career in journalism and public relations. Born in the English holiday resort of Skegness in Lincolnshire, John edited a series of local newspapers, most recently for Johnston Press.
His third novel, “Hector’s Revenge,” is a romantic tale set in an east coast seaside resort and the surrounding rural area. He has published two previous novels, “Ill Winds” and “All For Blood,” and “Skegness Past,” a mainly photographic record of his home town.
Now running a property rental business, John is married to Wendy and has two grown-up children, Colin and Trudi, and four grandchildren. His interests include politics, reading, angling, tennis and going to the gym.