About John Perry

New York Times best-selling author John Perry was born in Greensburg, Kentucky, and raised in Houston, Texas, where he excelled in athletics, academics, and creative pursuits.  He served in the Army after which he attended Vanderbilt University, graduating cum laude with a BA in English and a minor in piano.  Perry also attended University College, Oxford, England.  

Perry began his professional career as an advertising copywriter and radio producer in Houston. Later, his interest in music took him to Nashville where he co-founded American Network Radio Productions, which put him in the circle of the era’s biggest country music stars.  

His career in writing began very simply: A book publisher asked him to write the jacket copy for books he was helping to promote.  Impressed with his wordsmithing, the publisher invited him to ghostwrite a foreword.  This was the seed for Perry’s burgeoning interest in becoming a working author.  He has since written biographies of historical figures including Sergeant Alvin York, Booker T. Washington, and Winston Churchill.  His co-authored novel Letters to God debuted at #7 on The New York Times Best Seller list.

Notable Books

Sgt. York: His Life, Legend Legacy: The Remarkable Untold Story of Sgt. Alvin C. York

By John Perry

Winston Churchill (Christian Encounters Series)

By John Perry

George Washington Carver (Christian Encounters Series)

By John Perry