Pete Jennings was born in Ipswich, Suffolk England in 1953. He has been a telephone engineer, sales manager, care worker and more latterly a qualified social worker. He is also qualified as a counsellor & psychotherapist.
As a Pagan of the Heathen path, Pete is High Gothi of the Odinshof organisation and a past President of the Pagan Federation. He enjoys re-enacting with Ealdfaeder Anglo Saxons, and until recently was a guide of ghost tours in Ipswich He is also a member of Old Glory Molly Dancers & Musicians as well as acting and storytelling. In the past he was in both folk and rock bands, and made albums with WYSIWYG and PYRAMID of GOATS
For over 20 years Pete presented folk shows for both BBC Radio Suffolk and Radio Orwell. He continues to lecture both home and abroad on both Pagan and Folkloric topics, and has had over a dozen books published.
"PENDA, Heathen King of Mercia: his Anglo Saxon World" & "The Wild Hunt & its followers" were published in 2013. Pete has a low boredom threshold!
'BLACKSMITH GODS, Myths, Magicians and Folklore' was published in 2014, featuring material from around the world. Pete will be doing some lectures and book signings over the next few months - see his website for up to date details.
For some time Pete has wanted to write a novel. Apart from the short semi factual 'Gothi & the Rune Stave' this is a first for him. 'Confidently Confused' appears now on Kindle and in paperback. It is a humorous tale of an author desperate to write his third book, and the scrapes he gets into. Pete enjoyed himself writing it and has now started work on another very different novel, currently under wraps with no definite completion date yet.
His own personal website is www.gippeswic.demon.co.uk and his re-enactment website is www.ealdfaeder.org You can also find him on Facebook