Welcome to the Jody Lynn Perry Official Website!

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Jody Lynn Perry has been writing since she was a young girl in New York City. She read voraciously from a plethora of books her mother constantly kept her supplied with.

Her influences go from Frances Hodgson Burnett to O. Henry¬† and…her mother, whose letters over the years (later emails), were always articulate and entertaining, even when the two of them didn’t see eye-to-eye.

As a writer, words and their various origins and concepts are Jody’s stock in trade.¬† Recently, she found a wonderful read called Origins of the Specious by Patricia T. O’Conner and Stewart Kellerman, which, among other things, has given Jody free license to end her sentences with a preposition, a penchant, rather than of which is particularly fond, she is particularly fond of!

During high school she penned a large of amount of playful, often thoughtful free verse poetry which is still recalled by those who were in her creative classes. One of her major influences was a high school teacher, Bob Higbee, who encouraged all her writing and took obvious joy in her offbeat snippets–Jody was actually twittering long before it became popular!

Jody Lynn Perry graduated from Santa Barbara High School and went on to seek her fortune. After various adventures and misadventures, she landed once again in Santa Barbara, determined to successfully pursue her passion for turning a phrase.

Her projects range from young adult fantasy and fiction, a blog on her love of Santa Barbara, and currently a biography on a retired NFL player who played with the Cowboys. While her team was always the NY Giants (her father had season tickets to their games), her loyalties now also extend to Dallas, the home of ‘America’s Team.’

As well, a few of Jody’s books will soon be available on Lulu.

Here are the links to Jody’s other projects:



Jody Lynn Perry would love to hear from you, and would be delighted to have you see some of her other projects.

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Carol Zara December 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I went to school with John Niland. I just read on his site about your link. You truly are an inspiration.. I will be following you link.. I want to keep checking your other projects.

Have a wonderful week. Carol Zara


Jody Lynn Perry May 18, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Carol, this is wonderful! I am still working on the book. Keep in touch. Jody


Fred Goodwin July 23, 2014 at 6:34 am


As a lifelong Dallas Cowboy fan, I look forward to reading your bio of John Niland. I wish Don Meredith had allowed someone to write his bio before he passed. I’m glad John is letting you write his. I wish more of the “old school” Cowboys would do the same (Lee Roy Jordan, Bubba Cole, and others. Mel Renfro just finished his. If you have ANY influence with the other players (or through John) could you PLEASE encourage them to record their memoirs before it is too late.


Fred Goodwin
San Antonio, TX


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