Pen Name: None
Born: 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio
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Knoerle moved to Chicago in 1996.
Biographical and Professional Information
Knoerle began his creative endeavors in the early 70's as a member of the DeLuxe Radio Theatre, a comedy troupe in Santa Barbara. He went on to work as a reporter for AP Radio in New York, then moved to LA and did stand-up comedy, opening for the likes of Jay Leno and Robin Williams.
Knoerle wrote the screenplay Quiet Fire, which starred Karen Black and Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, and the stage play The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club, an LA Time’s Critic’s Choice. He worked as a staff writer for Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and he wrote, voiced and produced hundreds of radio spots as Creative Director of Sound Concepts Inc.
Knoerle's first novel, Crystal Meth Cowboys, was optioned by Fox TV. His second novel, The Violin Player, won the Mayhaven Award for Fiction. His newest novel, A Pure Double Cross, is the first volume of a 1940s spy trilogy featuring former OSS agent Hal Schroeder.
- Crystal Meth Cowboys, Blue Steel Press, 2003
- The Violin Player, Mayhaven Publishing, 2005
- Pure Double Cross, Blue Steel Press, 2008
- A Despicable Profession, Blue Steel Press, 2010
- The Proxy Assassin: Book Three of the American Spy Trilogy, Blue Steel Press, 2012
Titles at Your Library
The Violin Player
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Pure Double Cross (Book One of the American Spy Trilogy)
Release Date: 2008-10-17
The Proxy Assassin: Book Three of the American Spy Trilogy
Release Date: 2012-09-01
The Violin Player
- Winner, Mayhaven Fiction Contest
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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