Jerry Jenkins with John Perrodin's Bio:
One of modern literature's best-selling authors, Jerry B. Jenkins is the novelist for the mega-bestselling Left Behind® Series. He has written more than 150 books in diverse genres, specializing in fiction, young adult fiction, sports biographies, and marriage/family topics. World-wide, his book sales top 63 million copies.
A former vice president of publishing for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Jenkins served for many years as editor of Moody Magazine and now serves on the Institute's Board of Trustees. Jenkins also owns the Christian Writers Guild, which aims to train tomorrow's Christian writers and has more than 2,000 member writers worldwide. His latest venture is Jenkins Entertainment, a filmmaking company in Los Angeles, which produced the critically-acclaimed movie Hometown Legend, based on his book of the same name.
In 2005 Jerry Jenkins and his Left Behind co-creator Tim LaHaye were named to Amazon.com's Hall of Fame. This honor recognized Amazon's top 15 bestselling authors since the webstore opened online in 1995. Jenkins and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado. They have three grown sons and three grandchildren.
For more information on Jerry, Left Behind, or related topics, please see www.leftbehind.com.
John Perrodin is a novelist, researcher, speaker and attorney. Currently, he is Senior Editor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Writers Guild and writing assistant to Mr. Jenkins.
Perrodin served with Focus on the Family for almost 12 years in various editorial/writing/ management roles including Director of Online Editorial for almost two years. While at Focus, his responsibilities included hiring, training, and mentoring Dr. Dobson’s team of personal writers, and assisting Dr. Dobson with numerous writing projects.
His diverse career has included writing as a book reviewer, essayist, speech writer, and copywriter. In addition he has served as a mentor to writing students, created radio commentaries, and contributed to numerous books. He will be the orientation speaker at the 2007 Christian Writers Guild Writing Conference.
Perrodin’s most recent venture is co-authoring the Renegade Spirits series with Jerry B. Jenkins. The Tattoed Rats, the first title of this Young Adult series, will be released by Integrity Publishers in October, 2006. Integrity has an option for eight additional books.
Perrodin and his wife Sue live in Colorado with their seven children.