About John Corder

John Corder was born in the UK and educated at Cambridge University. Although a student of computer science (with special interest in the Computational Theory of Mind), John spent most of his time with students of physics, medicine, history and philosophy.


After doing research in the software laboratories of an American computer manufacturer, John moved into the commercial world. The management consultancy side of IT brought him into contact with people and situations like no other profession. He found it interesting - strange even - how scientists in the pharmaceutical industry and managers in banking and central government, would open up to him. They seemed to view this consultant as their confidant and provided invaluable insights should he fulfil his ambition of becoming a novelist.


While at university, John met a student who’d recently had a Near Death Experience. Their friendship endures to this day, allowing John to see the long-term effects such an experience can have on someone’s life. John followed developments and research into Near Death Experience and the relevant area of physics (quantum mechanics). In December 2001, the Lancet medical journal published the results of a Dutch study into this incredible phenomenon. The report made an impact worldwide and seeded the ideas for John’s race-against-time thriller The Trial of Poppy Moon.


John spent ten years in Italy. Home was Monza in the foothills of the Alps and the Italian centre for Formula One racing. He spent many weeks of the year working in Rome, Venice and other European cities such as Paris, Madrid and Geneva. Work took also him to Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and San Matteo in west coast America and to the Chinese island of Taiwan.


John then return to his hometown of Cambridge (UK), a city in which his family has lived for well over a century. He can trace his family back to 1640 and Fenland Britain.


As well as enjoying film and theatre, John and his partner like nothing more than long country walks where there’s not a house in sight. Combined, they have three sons, two daughters and three grandchildren.